Goodbye job applications, hello dream career
Seize control of your career and design the future you deserve with LW career

ACT Bar names new president following judicial appointment

The executive of the ACT Bar Association will take on a new look following the appointment of current president Marcus Hassall as a special magistrate of the ACT Magistrates Court.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 06 March 2024 The Bar
expand image

Marcus Hassall – who was elected as president of the ACT Bar Association in February of last year – is set to take up an appointment as a special magistrate at the ACT Magistrates Court.

Hassall, as reported by Lawyers Weekly at the time of his election as president, was admitted to practice in Canberra in 1994, practised as a solicitor with the Australian Government Solicitor between 1996 and 1997 and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in its Sydney, Darwin, and Canberra offices for 12 years.


His appointment to the Magistrate’s Court takes effect on 2 April.

Hassall’s appointment has precipitated a change in the executive of the ACT Bar Association, with Brodie Buckland assuming the role of president, Prue Bindon as vice-president, and Jamie Ronald as treasurer. Furthermore, Merrilyn Davis will join the council as a general member.

The new appointments to the council of the Bar Association, the member body said in a statement, were based on a unanimous determination of the council at its monthly meeting on 26 February 2024. The appointees will hold their new positions on the council until the Bar Association’s next general meeting in September 2024.

Hassall will remain on the Bar council as immediate past president for a period of up to 12 months and will also remain a Class A member of the association.

He stated: “I congratulate Mr Buckland, Ms Bindon, Mr Ronald and Ms Davis on their new roles, and thank the current and past members of council, as well as the convenors and members of the association’s various committees, for their significant work and support over the past 13 months.”

You need to be a member to post comments. Become a member for free today!