New Chief Magistrate

Back in October I mentioned that the current Chief Magistrate Ian Gray is to be appointed to the County Court with effect from 29 November 2012.

The Attorney-General announced today that Peter Lauritsen will be the next Chief Magistrate from 29 November 2012.

I mentioned in my earlier post that the new Chief Magistrate would need to be adept at herding cats. What with trying to keep a veritable throng of court users satisfied (if not happy), ranging from accused people and self-represented litigants, to the Law Institute, Victorian Bar, solicitors, and lawyers, and various prosecuting and support agencies, the Chief Magistrate has a varied and at times demanding constituency. I wish him well in his new job.

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