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WA Family Court registrar promoted to magistrate

West Australian Attorney-General John Quigley has elevated a registrar in the Family Court of Western Australia to a magistrate of that court.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 28 August 2023 The Bar
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Jocelyn Connick has been promoted to magistrate, bringing “a strong legal background in the family law system” to the WA Family Court.

Ms Connick was admitted in Western Australia in 1990 and has been an FCWA registrar since 2018.


Prior to this, she was a supervising solicitor at Legal Aid WA, and has also worked as a solicitor at the WA Corruption and Crime Commission and as a state prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. She became a nationally accredited mediator in 2020.

She will take up her new role as a magistrate of the court on 30 October 2023.

Speaking about the appointment, AG Quigley said: “I am pleased to appoint Jocelyn Connick as a magistrate to preside in the Family Court of Western Australia.”

“At Legal Aid WA, Ms Connick gained valuable exposure to complex legal issues pertaining to family law including child-related and property matters,” the AG said.

“She subsequently deepened her level of family law expertise as registrar, conducting divorce, registrar duty, readiness hearing, conciliation, procedural and contravention conference lists.”

“She is a highly experienced registrar and solicitor who will enhance the court’s capacity to administer complex cases. I wish Ms Connick well in her new position,” he concluded.