The Honourable Justice Walter Sofronoff – Queensland Law Society Symposium 2020

President, Queensland Court of Appeal

The Honourable Justice Walter Sofronoff

Justice Walter Sofronoff is a graduate of the University of Queensland. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees.

He was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1977 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988. Before being appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Justice Walter Sofronoff QC served as a member, Vice-President and President of the Bar Association of Queensland Committee (1994-1996). His Honour was a member of the Queensland Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (1999-2004), President of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (2001-2005), member of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve (2003-2014) and a member of the University of Queensland Law School Advisory Board (2014–).

He was also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Queensland and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.

From 2005 to 2014, His Honour served as the Solicitor-General of Queensland.

In 2015, His Honour was appointed Commissioner of the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry and in 2016 he led a review of the parole system in Queensland.

Justice Walter Sofronoff was appointed President of the Court of Appeal on 3 April 2017.

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