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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