The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC

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Chief Justice of Queensland, Supreme Court of Queensland

Date of Birth

21 September 1948

Biographical Notes


Schooling


  • Anglican Church Grammar School (1961Ė1965)

University Education

  • University of Queensland graduated BA., L.B.(Hons) (1971)

  • Queensland University Regiment (1966-71) (Commissioned 1969)


Honours

  • Hon LLD (Qld) (2000)

  • Honorary Doctor of the University, University of Southern Queensland (2008)

  • Centenary Medal (2003)

  • Companion of the Order of Australia (2000)

  • Life Member Bar Association of Queensland

  • Life Member LAWASIA


Judicial Career

  • Chief Justice of Queensland 17 February 1998 to 8 July 2014

  • President, Queensland Industrial Court (1996-1997)

  • Judge constituting the Mental Health Tribunal (1994-1996)

  • Commercial Causes Judge (1986-1989)

  • Appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1985


Pre-judicial Career

  • At the Bar, a broad general practice with a focus on the commercial field

  • Appeared in constitutional cases before the High Court of Australia

  • Appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

  • Appointed Her Majestyís Counsel 1981

  • Called to the Bar (Queensland) 1971


Extra Judicial Positions

  • Member, Independent Commission on the Future of Policing (UK) (2012-2014)

  • Chair, Judicial Section, Law Association of Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA) (2006-2014)

  • Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane (1991-2014)

  • Member of the Chapter of St Johnís Cathedral (1989-2014)

  • Visitor, The University of the South Pacific (2006-2009)

  • Member, Centenary of Federation Committee (Queensland (1998-2002)

  • Chairman of the Queensland Cancer Fund (1994-2001)

  • Chair, Queensland Constitutional Convention, Gladstone (June 1999)

  • President, Australian Cancer Society (1998-2001) (Vice President 1995-1998)

  • Trustee of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (1994-1999)

  • Chairman, Law Reform Commission (Qld) (1996-1997)

  • Member of the Council of the Anglican Church Grammar School (1990-1997)

  • Chairman Attorney-Generalís Consultative Committee on Computerised Legal Information Retrieval (1990-1991)

  • Chairman, Supreme Court Library Committee (1988-1994)


Judicial Papers

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