Appointment of Julia Baly SC as District Court Judge

The NSW Attorney General has announced the appointment of Crown Prosecutor Julia Baly SC as a judge of the District Court of NSW.

Ms Baly holds a Bachelor of Laws, Masters of Public International Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1987 and a barrister in 1995.

Ms Baly commenced her legal career at the Aboriginal Legal Service and was an instructing solicitor in the 1988 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. In the 1990s she acted as a criminal defence counsel in Sydney as well as taking on international criminal trials in Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Liberia and Cambodia.

Since 2002, Ms Baly has been a Crown Prosecutor with the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions and in recent times, based in Lismore, has been the Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor for the whole of country NSW.

Ms Baly will be sworn in as District Court Judge on 1 September 2014.


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