NEW APPOINTMENT TO MAGISTRATES’ COURT

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

Mr 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.

She 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.

She 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.

Quotes attributable to Attorney General Martin Pakula

“Ms Aumair brings significant experience to the role, especially in criminal law and family violence.”

“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.”

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

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