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The Local Court is presided over by judges, each judge was a senior lawyer before their appointment and had significant experience in the law. Judges of the Local Court also have different duties as Coroner, Youth Justice Judges and Judges of the Work Health Court.

 

 

Selection Criteria for the Appointment of Local Court Judges

Questionnaire and Consent form for a Judicial appointment

Process for the Appointment of Judicial Officers in the Northern Territory

 

Judges

Appointment date

Venue (usual)

Chief Judge Elizabeth MORRIS

07/10/2019

Darwin

Tanya FONG LIM
(Deputy Chief Judge)

23/11/2009

Darwin

John BIRCH
(Deputy Chief Judge)

6/03/2000

Alice Springs

Greg CAVANAGH
(Coroner)

2/09/1996

Darwin

Elisabeth ARMITAGE
(Managing Judge Youth Justice Court)

25/03/2013

Darwin

David BAMBER

26/04/2005

Alice Springs

Greg BORCHERS

20/11/2006

Alice Springs

Alan WOODCOCK

31/08/2015

Darwin

Sarah MCNAMARA

13/03/2017

Alice Springs

Greg MACDONALD

31/07/2017

Darwin

Therese AUSTIN

13/08/2018

Darwin

Meredith HUNTINGFORD

7/10/2019

Alice Springs
Stephen GEARY

4/05/2021

Katherine

John Neill (Retired/Acting)   Darwin
Michael Carey (Retired/Acting)   Darwin
Sue Oliver (Retired/Acting)   Darwin
Richard Wallace (Retired/Acting)   Darwin