After a gap of two months, Mount Isa has a new magistrate.
Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said Thursday was an important day for the people of Mount Isa, who will soon gain an experienced legal mind in Trinity McGarvie.
"The Governor today appointed Ms McGarvie to the role of Magistrate and Magistrate McGarvie will be sworn in tomorrow (Friday July 5)" Ms D'Ath said.
"Her Honour will serve for two years in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court."
Ms D'Ath said that before beginning her own family law practice in Hervey Bay, Ms McGarvie worked as an Articled Clerk and Solicitor at Milburn Guttridge Lawyers, as a solicitor in regional Legal Aid Queensland offices, as a solicitor at Maryborough law firm Suthers Lawyers and as a Senior Associate at Hervey Bay law firm Geldard Sherrington Lawyers.
"Magistrate McGarvie has developed an excellent reputation among numerous magistrates she has appeared before since her graduation from Bond University in 1999 as the top female law graduate," she said.
"Ms McGarvie replaces Magistrate James Morton, who is moving to the Whitsundays. I know his legal experience and dedication in Mount Isa saw him become a highly-valued and well-respected member of the community who were disappointed to see him leave."
"I have no doubt that Ms McGarvie will fill Magistrate Morton's shoes well."
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