FORMER president of the Bar Association, Robert Crowe has today (May 22) been appointed an acting judge of the ACT Supreme Court.
Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay says he will provides an additional resource to support the court and to manage an upcoming period of leave for the associate judge.
“Mr Crowe is a highly distinguished member of the ACT legal community and brings a wealth of experience to this important judicial role,” Mr Ramsay says.
“Mr Crowe had a busy civil law practice prior to his retirement in 2017 and was, until his retirement, an active participant in the local Bar Association.
“He served as the Bar Association’s president from 2003 to 2005 and was also its representative on the ACT Rules Advisory Committee for over twenty years.
“Mr Crowe’s strong civil experience and his commitment to serving the Canberra community will make him an asset to the bench.”
Mr Crowe holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University and was admitted as a lawyer in 1980. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2003.
The appointment begins on June 1 and is for 12 months.