Her Honour Sarah Bradley

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University Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland (1978)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland (1976)

Judicial Career

  • Judge, District Court of Queensland (1999-2016)
  • Judge, Children's Court of Queensland (1999-2016)
  • Magistrate, Magistrates Court (1993-1999)

Pre-judicial Career

  • Mediator, Legal Aid Office, Queensland (1991-1993)
  • Part-time Member, Misconduct Tribunals, Criminal Justice Commission of Queensland (1990-1993)
  • Partner, O’Dwyer and Bradley Solicitors, Woodridge (1984-1990)
  • Chairperson, Management Committee of South Brisbane Immigration and Community Legal Service, West End (1984-1988)
  • Member, South Brisbane Immigration and Community Legal Service, West End (1982-1988)
  • Solicitor, O’Dwyer and Murphy Solicitors, Woodridge (1982-1984)
  • Solicitor (1979-1981)
  • Legal Officer, Prosecution Section of Solicitor-General’s Office, Brisbane (1978-1979)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1978)

Extra Judicial Positions

  • Chair, District Court Judges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee (2009-2012)
  • Member, National Judicial College of Australia, Indigenous Justice Committee (2008-)
  • President, Australian Association of Women Judges (2006-2014)
  • Member, Council of James Cook University (2002-2009)
  • Member, District Court Judges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee (2000-2009)
  • Member International Association of Women Judges (1998-)
  • Member Australian Association of Women Judges (1998-)

Biographical Notes

Her Honour was appointed to the District Court on 25 March 1999.

Her Honour was the first Magistrate in Queensland to be appointed as a Judge of the District Court of Queensland.

Bradley was featured in 'A Woman's Place: 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers', published by the Supreme Court Library Queensland in 2005.

Further biographical details are available on request.

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