The Honourable Chief Justice
- Barrister, Judge, Lawyer, Senior Counsel and Solicitor
Helen Gay Murrell was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Supreme Court on 28 October 2013, thus becoming the ACT's first female Supreme Court Chief Justice.
Murrell was first enrolled as a solicitor in 1977, working in the then Commonwealth Crown Solicitor's Office and the New South Wales (NSW) Legal Aid Commission. She was called to the NSW Bar in 1981, appointed silk in 1995, and has practised across criminal law, administrative law, environmental law, common law and equity.
In 1996, Judge Murrell was appointed a NSW District Court Judge in 1996. She is former president of the NSW Equal Opportunity Tribunal and set up the first NSW Drug Court in 1998