His Honour Judge Brendan Butler AM SC

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Judge, District Court of Queensland

Date of Birth

08 November 1948

Schooling

  • St. Brendanís College, Yeppoon (1958-1965)

University Education

  • Master of Laws, University of Queensland (1986)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland (1976)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland (1975)

Honours

  • Member of the Order of Australia (2006)
  • Centenary Medal (2003)

Judicial Career

  • Chief Magistrate, Magistrates Court (2008-2013)
  • Judge, District Court of Queensland (2008-)

Pre-judicial Career

  • Part-time Member, Commercial and Consumer Tribunal (2006-2008)
  • Conducted a Review of the Queensland Mental Health Act 2000 (2006-)
  • Practised at the Bar in Queensland (2005-2008)
  • Conducted a Review of the Provision of Legal Services to the Queensland Government (2005-)
  • Chairperson, Crime and Misconduct Commission (2002-2004)
  • Chairperson, Criminal Justice Commission (1998-2001)
  • Practised at the Bar in Queensland (1996-1998)
  • Appointed Senior Counsel (1994-)
  • Counsel Assisting, Ward 10B Commission of Inquiry (1990-)
  • Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (1989-1996)
  • Practised at the Bar in Queensland (1989-)
  • Counsel Assisting, Fitzgerald Commission of Inquiry (1987-1989)
  • Crown Prosecutor, Director of Prosecutions Office (1986-1987)
  • Prosecutor, Solicitor Generalís Office (1976-1986)
  • Admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1976-)

Judicial Papers

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