The appointment comes just three months after Dr Boersig started as the Deputy CEO of the independent statutory authority.
Dr Boersig previously worked as an Assistant Secretary in the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, as a senior lecturer in law, and as an advocate with the Aboriginal Legal Service of NSW.
The Legal Aid Commission was established under the Legal Aid Act 1977 and provides legal assistance in the ACT including legal information and advice, duty lawyer services, and grants of financial assistance.
Dr Boersig replaces Mr Andrew Crockett who is retiring in November after seven years in the role.
“Mr Crockett has been a distinguished leader of Legal Aid ACT, and has lead a significant reform agenda to improve access to Legal Aid services in the ACT,” ACT Attorney General Simon Corbell said.
“I would like to thank Mr Crockett for his service to Legal Aid ACT and the legal profession over many years.”