Former Law Society President appointed as Land and Environment Court Commissioner

The Law Society of NSW congratulates former President, Elizabeth Espinosa on her appointment as a new Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court.

Ms Espinosa, who served as the President of Law Society in 2019, has been appointed a Commissioner of the Court from 1 June 2020 for a period of seven years.

Ms Espinosa's practice as a solicitor spans over 20 years, specialising in local government, planning and environmental law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Wollongong.

President of the Law Society of NSW, Richard Harvey, extended his congratulations to Ms Espinosa on her new appointment.

“In her time as Law Society President and as a Councillor of the Law Society, Ms Espinosa worked hard to safeguard the rights of the community, defend the rule of law and promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession,” he said.

“Her achievements in progressing the Law Society’s initiatives on the Future of Law and Innovation in the Legal Profession (FLIP) were particularly noteworthy.

“On behalf of the state’s 35,000 solicitors, I wish Ms Espinosa every success in her new role.”

Ms Espinosa has served as a Councillor of the Law Society of NSW since 2013, has been a member of numerous Law Society Committees since 2007 and was the Local Government Representative on the Law Society’s Government Committee in 2003 and 2004. She worked in private practice for six years prior to going into local government and was a Regional Law Society President in 2007 and 2008.