New appointment to the Magistrates’ Court

Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the appointment of Mary-Anne MacCallum to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Mr Clark said Ms MacCallum brought extensive experience to the bench.

“Ms MacCallum has nearly 20 years of experience as a barrister and solicitor, researcher and senior legal and policy adviser,” Mr Clark said.

Ms MacCallum graduated with a Bachelor of Law with Honours at the University of Melbourne in 1993 and was admitted to practice in 1995.

Ms MacCallum was an Associate to the former Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Dr Michael Black AC QC from December 1993 to February 1995 before working as a researcher and assistant lecturer at Monash University.

Ms MacCallum served at the bar from 1998 to 2000 and practised in areas including civil and commercial law, property law, family law and children’s court matters.

She later worked as a solicitor practising in commercial litigation and family law before joining the Victorian Public Service in 2007, where she has worked as a senior legal policy officer and legal adviser, including working closely with the Civil Procedure Advisory Group.

“I congratulate Ms MacCallum on her appointment to the Magistrates’ Court and look forward to her further contribution to the Victorian justice system,” Mr Clark said.