Welcome Ceremony for Her Honour Judge Barone SC

The welcome ceremony for Her Honour Judge Barone SC was held on 3 June 2020.

Her appointment fills a vacancy left by the elevation of Her Honour Judge Julie Wager to replace His Honour Kevin Sleight on his retirement as Chief Judge of the District Court.

It brings the number of women on the bench of the District Court to 13 out of the 30 judges currently appointed. Of the 11 appointments recent appointments made to the District Court, seven have been women.

Virtual Farewell Sitting for His Honour Chief Judge Kevin Sleight - 1 May 2020

A virtual farewell sitting of the District Court of Western Australia was held to honour Chief Judge Kevin Sleight for his retirement on 1 May 2020.

His Honour has been the Chief Judge of the District Court for the last five years with a total of 15 years of service as a District Court judge.

A live sitting could not be held due to the COVID-19 measures currently in place. This is the first time a virtual ceremonial sitting has been held in Western Australia.

Last updated: 17-Jun-2020

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