BARRISTER and solicitor Jane Crisford SC is the Equal Opportunity Tribunal’s new president.
Ms Crisford replaces Narelle Johnson QC who has been appointed as a justice to the Supreme Court.
The tribunal is independent of the Equal Opportunity Commission and holds formal inquiries into complaints of discrimination arising under the Equal Opportunity Act that cannot be resolved by the commission.
Ms Crisford has a strong background in family law and worked with the Aboriginal Legal Service from 1985 to 1991, during which time she headed the unit assisting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
She studied law at the University of Western Australia, did her articles in the then Crown Law Department, was admitted to the bar in 1978 and was appointed Senior Counsel last year.
From 1991 to 1997 Ms Crisford was a partner in Dwyer Durack where she specialised in family law.
She joined Wickham Chambers in 1998.
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