Sure to set legal hearts a flutter is the news that the Attorney-General Simon Corbell is kicking off the recruitment of a magistrate to replace Grant Lalor:
Magistrate Lalor has written to the Attorney General advising that his resignation will take effect from 29 May 2012.
Mr Corbell said he planned to use a recent recruitment process that was conducted for the previous vacancies in the Magistrates Court to fill the vacancy created by Magistrate Lalor’s resignation.
“The Government undertook a recruitment process in the latter stages of 2011 to fill the position made vacant by the promotion of Lorraine Walker to the Chief Magistrate’s position,” Mr Corbell said.
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“The Government attracted a strong field of applicants in this recent recruitment process and the Government has chosen to use this field of candidates to fill the upcoming vacancy. I intend to announce an appointment to this position in due course.”