The Honourable Justice PSM
- Dunedin, New Zealand
- Judge, Lawyer, Parliamentary Counsel, Public servant and Queen's Counsel
The Hon. Justice Hilary Penfold has enjoyed a distinguished career in the public service and as a member of the judiciary. After becoming the first woman in Australia to hold the position of First Parliamentary Counsel, she achieved the further distinction of becoming the first woman to be appointed as Commonwealth Queen's Counsel. She later became the first resident woman judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. Penfold's contribution to the public service, to drafting and to the development of law in Australia has been immense.
Hilary Penfold was interviewed by Kim Rubenstein for the Trailblazing Women and the Law Oral History Project. For details of the interview see the National Library of Australia CATALOGUE RECORD.