The Honourable Justice, AO QC
Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
- Barrister, Judge, Lawyer and Queen's Counsel
The Hon. Margaret Joan Beazley AO is an Australian judge. She was both the first woman to sit as a Judge of Appeal on the New South Wales Court of Appeal in 1996, and the first woman to occupy the position of President of that Court in 2013.
She has been described as a "fierce advocate for women in the legal profession", and in 2006 was designated an Officer of the Order of Australia for her "service to the judiciary and the law, particularly through contributions to professional and ethical standards, to the advancement of women in the legal profession and the community."
Please click 'Details' below to read an essay written by Margaret Beazley for the Trailblazing Women and the Law Project.