Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC

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Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC has announced that she will retire as Chief Justice on 1 October 2017, following a judicial career spanning 19 years.

As Chair of the College since 2003, her Honour has been a passionate advocate for education and learning in the judiciary; and the College has flourished because of her fine leadership.

Now in its 15th year, the breadth and diversity of the College’s education programs and publications are a testament to Chief Justice Warren's vision. Under her direction, the College has introduced a range of significant initiatives, such as 'Court Craft' incorporating the 360 degree feedback survey for judicial officers, which has gained national and international attention. Her Honour has been a great advocate for the College's pioneering work in a range of areas including human rights and judicial leadership and wellbeing. She has encouraged linkages with universities, particularly through symposiums bringing judges and academics together to explore topics such as 'the Constitutional role of the Judge' and the 'Judicial Discretion in Private Law'; and she has expanded thinking about the importance of education in cultural diversity with her support of the 'Asian Cultural Awareness in the Courtroom' program for Commercial Court Judges.

Chief Justice Warren has also championed the launch of the College's Journal, providing the wider legal community with access to the learning arising from the College's judicial education programs.

The College's very sound organisational foundation and our vibrant vision for the future will be one aspect of her Honour's important legacy as Chief Justice of Victoria and Chair of the College.


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