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Lewitan, Rachelle

Her Honour Judge

Occupation
Judge and Lawyer

Summary

Her Honour Judge Lewitan started her legal career at Corrs, where she was made an associate partner in 1975. When she came to the Bar, she read with the late great Ron Castan and Peter Jordan. She was the first woman elected to the Bar Council and the inaugural convenor of the Women Barristers' Association. She has been an inspiration for many young women at the Bar. Her Honour was appointed to the County Court in 2001. In 2012 Her Honour was named as a finalist in the 100 Westpac Women of Influence in the category of Diversity.

Sources used to compile this entry: https://www.vicbar.com.au/wba/tides_change.htm.

Larissa Halonkin

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