Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    Two women appointed to WA judiciary

    22/06/2016 6:45 AM
     
    • Sandra De Maio and Anne Longden appointed as magistrates
    • Terms begin on July 1, 2016 

    The Liberal National Government has appointed two experienced and well respected female legal practitioners to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia and Children's Court of WA.

     

    Attorney General Michael Mischin said the appointments of Sandra De Maio and Anne Longden reflected the quality and professionalism of female lawyers who were practising in Western Australia.

     

    "I congratulate Ms De Maio and Ms Longden on their appointments and look forward to their valuable contribution within the justice system," Mr Mischin said.

     

    Ms De Maio began her legal career in 1991, completing articles of clerkship and restricted practitioner at Paterson and Dowding in 1992.  From 1992 to 1994, she was a senior associate at Slee Anderson and Pidgeon.

     

    From 1994 to 2013, Ms De Maio was employed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  She was a State prosecutor from 1994 to 2008 and, from 2007 to 2008, was the deputy chairperson of the Prisoners Review Board.

     

    She has been a sole practitioner since 2013, predominantly practising in the area of criminal law. 

     

    Ms Longden began her legal career in 1996 as a professional assistant to the Director of Public Prosecutions.  She was an articled clerk at Blake Dawson Waldron from 1998 to 1999.

     

    She has been employed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since 1999, initially as a State prosecutor and then as lead counsel of the sentencing and drug court team from 2007 to 2008 and now as senior State prosecutor (appeals).

     

    Fact File

    • The State Government also this week appointed Pamela Scott as WA's first female chief commissioner of the WA Industrial Relations Commission 

    Attorney General's office - 6552 5600

     

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