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Two new judges appointed

TWO barristers have been appointed as judges of the District Court of NSW and will be next year sitting in legal judgement locally.

Donna Woodburne SC and Elizabeth Olsson SC have been welcomed to the Bench.

Ms Woodburne is a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions who has been part of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since 1988.

She was appointed a barrister in 1997 and a senior counsel in 2008, having also worked for a prominent law firm and as an associate to a district court judge.

Ms Olsson, a barrister for 22 years, has kept a varied practice that has included work in commercial, equity, building and construction law.

While the majority of her work has been in the Supreme Court, she has also appeared frequently in the District Court.

Ms Olsson, who was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2003, is a part-time Deputy President of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal and a part-time member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal.

Both will be sworn in as judges early next year and begin hearing district court matters across NSW.



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