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King, Betty

The Honourable QC

Occupation
Barrister, Judge and Lawyer

Summary

The Honourable Betty King is a former judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She joined the Victorian Bar in 1975. In 1986 she became the first female prosecutor in Victoria, later becoming the first female Commonwealth prosecutor. In 1992 she was appointed Queen's Counsel. During the late 1990s she was a member of the National Crime Authority at one point acting as chair of the Authority. She became a judge of the County Court of Victoria in 2000 and a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2005 until her retirement in 2015.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.vicbar.com.au/wba/WBA%20First%2025%20Women/WBASlideShow_First_25_Women.html; https://www.vicbar.com.au/wba/tides_change.htm.

Larissa Halonkin

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