NSW Supreme Court Justice Julia Lonergan will be guest speaker at the IEU’s Women’s Forum to be held in Westmead on 19 October.
Lonergan was appointed a Supreme Court Justice in March this year after 20 years working as a barrister.
During her time at the Bar she practised widely in professional disciplinary work, medical negligence, inquests and inquiries. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012 and was shortly after engaged to act as Senior Counsel assisting the Commissioner in the Special Commission of Inquiry into particular allegations of sexual abuse in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese.
As Senior Counsel she specialised in inquiries, the alternative dispute resolution of sexual abuse cases and medical and government law.
Prior to becoming a barrister, Julia practised as a solicitor for 13 years, first in general practice and then specialising in insurance law. She completed her law degree at Sydney University in 1982 and then completed a part time Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University majoring in English Literature and Linguistics.
She is the mother of two teenage daughters and is still looking for the elusive work life balance.
The Forum is at Catherine McAuley College, 2 Darcy Rd, Westmead on Thursday 19 October at 4.45pm to 6.30pm.
It’s free for members and refreshments will be served. RSVP to Franca Castellano on toll free 1800 467 943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 October 2017.