- Lawyer, Magistrate and Solicitor
Vivien Edwards was appointed a Magistrate of Western Australia in July 2003. Ms Edwards was admitted to practice in 1979, working for 12 years in the Crown Law Department where in 1981 she became the State's first female prosecutor and rose to the rank of Senior Assistant Crown Solicitor. In 1990 she moved into private practice in Albany, ultimately establishing her own successful law firm. Prior to her appointment as a Magistrate, she was a senior partner in the law firm Edwards Lewington, which has offices in both Albany and Denmark.