Congratulating new State Coroner

Former solicitor appointed as NSW Coroner

President of the Law Society of NSW, Elizabeth Espinosa, today congratulated former children’s advocate and Legal Aid lawyer, Magistrate Teresa O’Sullivan, on her appointment as the new State Coroner. 

Magistrate O’Sullivan will work alongside five deputy State Coroners, four of whom are women.

Ms Espinosa welcomed the appointment, saying Magistrate O’Sullivan has already enjoyed an outstanding 30-year career working as a solicitor and barrister in legal aid and child protection, as a Magistrate of the Local Court and more recently as a Deputy Coroner.

“The work carried out by the NSW Coroners Court plays a crucial role in keeping our community safe by making recommendations that prevent unnecessary deaths,” Ms Espinosa said.

 “Magistrate O’Sullivan has that rare mixture of skills required to head the NSW Coroners Court,” Ms Espinosa said.
“She has a great depth of experience in the criminal and coronial jurisdictions both within Australia and abroad, she has the empathy and compassion required to deal with the bereaved families and friends who come into contact with the Coroner’s Court and she has the immense respect of those who have worked with her during her long career.

 “I wish Magistrate O’Sullivan every success in her new role guiding the future direction of the NSW Coroners Court.

Sue Finn | Media and Public Relations Manager
The Law Society of New South Wales
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