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SA appoints new judge to Magistrates Court

The South Australian government has appointed its newest magistrate who served as a dispute resolution lawyer for over three decades.

user iconNaomi Neilson 15 July 2020 Big Law
SA appoints new judge to Magistrates Court
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Attorney-General Vickie Chapman has welcomed Toni Vozzo to the Magistrate Court, commenting that she has a strong background in handling complex legal matters with over three decades experience which would make an excellent addition to the state. 

“Toni Vozzo has been widely recognised as a leader in the field,” noted Ms Chapman, adding that she has handled numerous and complex matters, including a class action against BankSA and global ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. 

“In addition to her commitment to her clients, Ms Vozzo has also improved practitioners’ access to wellbeing support services through her work as the inaugural chair of the Law Society’s [wellbeing and resilience committee] since 2012,” Ms Chapman said. 

 
 

Ms Vozzo has also been actively involved as a member of the Indigenous Law Society mentoring scheme committee since 2016. 

Her appointment fills a vacancy left by the retirement of Magistrate Alfio Grasso. 

“She is an exceptionally qualified candidate and I have no doubt she will make an excellent addition to the Magistrates Court,” said Ms Chapman. 

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