Three new Magistrates for NSW

The NSW Attorney General has announced the appointments of Claire Girotto, Erin Kennedy and Philip Stewart as magistrates of the Local Court of NSW.

Ms Girotto was admitted to practice in 1990. She has worked for the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions for almost 25 years in Sydney and Wollongong. In the past 11 years she has managed the DPP’s Solicitor’s Office.

Ms Kennedy was admitted as a solicitor in 1995. She worked as a barrister for 14 years and in the last two years was a trial advocate for the Director of Public Prosecutions, prosecuting in criminal trials and sentencing hearings in the District Court at Parramatta and Gosford.

Mr Stewart  was admitted as a solicitor in 1998 and has worked for Nyman Gibson Stewart, becoming a partner in 2002. Before he joined the legal profession he was a police officer for 14 years.

Ms Girotto will be sworn in on 25 August 2014 at 9.00am in Court 5.2 of the Downing Centre Local Court. Ms Kennedy and Mr Stewart will be sworn in on 8 September 2014.

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