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Victoria Attorney-General Jill Hennessy

New County Court Judge Appointed

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government has announced the appointment of magistrate and coroner Rosemary Carlin as a judge of the County Court of Victoria.

“Ms. Carlin’s wide-ranging expertise and experience in the legal field will serve her extremely well in her new role.” Attorney-General Jill Hennessy said.

“Ms. Carlin will make an important contribution to the County Court and I congratulate her on her appointment.”

Ms. Carlin has more than 30 years’ experience as a legal practitioner, prosecuting many jury trials and appearing regularly in the Court of Appeal.

Since being admitted to practice in 1985, Ms. Carlin has held the positions of crown prosecutor for Victoria, senior crown prosecutor for the Northern Territory, and in-house counsel for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Ms. Carlin signed the Victorian Bar roll in 1991, before going on to work as a barrister for the next seven years, where she prosecuted a wide range of offences for both state and Commonwealth law enforcement agencies.

Ms. Carlin regularly appeared for the Federal Police and other Commonwealth agencies in public interest immunity claims.

During her time as a crown prosecutor, Ms. Carlin was involved in a number of significant cases, most notably R v Tang, a case that established the modern legal definition of slavery in Australia.

Ms. Carlin was appointed as a magistrate in 2007 before being assigned to the Coroners Court in 2014, where she has conducted a number of complex medical inquests.

Ms. Carlin holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Science majoring in biochemistry from the University of Melbourne.


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