Megan Aumair Appointed To The Magistrates’ Court

Megan Aumair Appointed To The Magistrates’ Court

Victoria Attorney General Martin Pakula

New Appointment To Magistrates’ Court

Victor P Taffa

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Bendigo Solicitor, Megan Aumair to the Magistrates’ Court.

Attorney-General Pakula said Ms. Aumair is an exceptional candidate for the position, bringing with her more than 10 years of legal experience, specialising in criminal law, child protection and family violence.

Ms. Aumair has a sound knowledge of the Magistrates’ and Children’s Courts, appearing regularly as a duty solicitor and private practitioner since being admitted to legal practice in 2005.

 

“Ms. Aumair brings significant experience to the role, especially in criminal law and family violence.” Attorney General Martin Pakula said.

“I congratulate Ms. Aumair on her appointment to the Magistrates’ Court, and I’m confident that she will make an excellent contribution to the bench.”

Ms. Aumair is a Law Institute of Victoria Council Member and also sits on their Ethics Committee.

Additionally, Ms. Aumair chairs the Legal Aid Taskforce, which is responsible for overseeing the review of legal aid funding in Victoria.

Ms. Aumair also worked as a research officer at the Victorian Community Council Against Violence, facilitating community consultations around perceptions of sentencing.

Ms. Aumair’s appointment follows the retirement of long-serving Deputy Chief Magistrate Dan Muling on 22 December 2015.

“I thank Dan Muling for his many years of dedication and service to the Victorian judicial system.” Attorney General Pakula said.