Inductees 2018 - The Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC

The Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC

The Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC is a trailblazing lawyer of the first order. She has had a long and distinguished career in the law culminating in her appointment as Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia in July 2004. She occupied this position until her retirement at the age of almost 70 years in 2017. Diana's appointment marked only the second woman to head a federal jurisdiction along with Elizabeth Evatt, who was appointed as the first Family Court Chief Justice in 1975. In addition to her career in the law, Diana has advocated on behalf of women in the legal profession. She was a founding member (and the inaugural secretary) of the Women Lawyers Association of Western Australia in 1982. She is also a former Patron of Australian Women Lawyers ('AWL') from 2009 - 2017. Diana Bryant has been a significant source of inspiration and encouragement to scores of young women aspiring to a successful career in the law.

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Inductees 2018
Patricia Barblett AM
The Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC
Hazel Butorac OAM JP
Helen Margaret Creed
Nicola Forrest
Terrie Gomboc
Kelly Howlett
Sue Middleton
Dr Ann O'Neill
Professor Christobel Saunders
Suzanne Maree Urbaniak
Dr Tracy Westerman
Gina Williams
Mrs Irene Hooper AM
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