Thursday, 20 May 2010

Region. UWS lecturer appointed as magistrate

University of Western Sydney School of Law lecturer, Joseph Harman, has been appointed to the Federal Magistrates Court. Mr Harman, who lectures part time in Family Law, has 25 years experience in the law, including in-family dispute resolution and the legal aid sector. Mr Harman has been director, of the Cottage Specialist Family Law Centre and Penrith Family Mediation Centre, since 2008, and 10 years before this was the sole practitioner, of Harman and Co, in Penrith. He is also on the panel of arbitrators for the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court, as well as the Legal Aid Commission of NSW panel for the Family Court and Children's Court jurisdictions. Mr Harman was one of three lawyers chosen from a list of 67 applicants, and starts work as a magistrate, in June, at the Parramatta registry.


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