Elizabeth Morris Appointed Chief Judge Of The Northern Territory Local Court

Elizabeth Morris Appointed Chief Judge Of The Northern Territory Local Court

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles

Judge Elizabeth Morris Appointed Chief Judge Of The Local Court

Victor P Taffa

Judge Elizabeth Morris has been appointed as the next Chief Judge of the Northern Territory Local Court.

“Judge Elizabeth Morris has served the Local Court for nearly a decade, and has been Deputy Chief Judge since 2017.” Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said.

“She has a long-standing connection to the Northern Territory and considerable experience across multiple sectors.”

Current Deputy Chief Judge of the Local Court will take over from Chief Judge Dr. John Lowndes when he retires on October 4 of this year.

Judge Morris is a highly respected judicial officer who is well known in the Northern Territory legal profession and broader community.

Long-time Territorian moved to the Territory in 1990, and has been a Local Court Judge since 2010.

Prior to the Local Court, Judge Morris served as Executive Director of Racing, Gaming & Licencing, as Deputy CEO of the Department of Justice and as Deputy Coroner.