New County Court Judge Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Julie Condon QC as a judge of the County Court.

Ms Condon has more than 20 years’ experience in criminal defence advocacy and has appeared in a number of complex trials before the County Court and the Supreme Court.

From 1999 to 2002, Ms Condon took leave from the Victorian Bar to be a jury trial advocate for the Northern Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in the Northern Territory.

Ms Condon was appointed Senior Counsel in 2016, and Queen’s Counsel earlier this year.

She is also a member of the Criminal Bar Association, and an honorary lifetime member of Reprieve Australia, an organisation providing legal representation and humanitarian assistance globally to prisoners at risk of execution.

At the invitation of the Victorian Bar, Ms Condon taught advocacy workshops for three years to law students and legal professionals in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Ms Condon has also worked in international law, acting as a consultant and advocate at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal at the Hague.

Ms Condon has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Laws from Monash University.

Her appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael McInerney on 6 December 2017, after 23 years of service as a judge of the County Court.

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula

“Ms Condon brings a wealth of knowledge in criminal law advocacy to her new role as a judge of the County Court and I congratulate her on her appointment.”

“She has had an outstanding career as a defence advocate, in addition to extensive experience with human rights, and I look forward to her making a significant contribution to the County Court of Victoria.”

“I also want to thank Judge Michael McInerney for his 23 years of service as a judge of the County Court.”