Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Lawyer, Magistrate and Solicitor
When Karen Fryar was appointed as a magistrate of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Magistrates Court on 6 September 1993, she became the first woman to be appointed to the judiciary in the ACT. In 2008 she was awarded the ACT International Women's Day Women's Award. On 26 January 2010 she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia 'for service to the community of the ACT as a magistrate and through contributions to the prevention of family violence'.
Please click 'Details" below to read an essay written by Karen Fryar for the Trailblazing Women and the Law Project.