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AUSTRALIA

MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 1996

LAW COUNCIL APPOINTMENT

The Executive Director of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory, Christine Harvey, has been appointed Deputy Secretary-General of thej-a w Council of Australia.

Ms Harvey will take up the post in January 1997, succeeding the present Deputy Secretary-General, Barrie Virtue, who is retiring after 12 years with the Law Council.

Christine Harvey BA LLB (Hons) graduated from the Australian National University in 1974 and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the ACT in 1976 and as a solicitor in New South Wales the same year. Since October 1994 she has been a Special Magistrate in the ACT.

Ms Harvey has had extensive experience in legal practice in both government and private sectors, including running her own practice. In 1993 she was appointed Director of Professional Standards with the ACT Law Society, and became Executive Director of the Society in July 1995.

The President of the Law Council, Michael Phelps, said he was delighted that Ms Harvey would be joining the Law Council, and he was grateful to the ACT Law Society for releasing her so that she could take up the position.

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