Mark Weinberg (judge)

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The Honourable Justice
Mark Weinberg
AO, QC
Judge of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria
Assumed office
22 July 2008 (2008-07-22)
Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
In office
15 July 1998 (1998-07-15) – 19 July 2008 (2008-07-19)
Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
In office
1988 (1988) – December 1991 (1991-12)
Preceded by Ian Temby
Succeeded by Michael Rozenes
Personal details
Born Mark Samuel Weinberg
circa 1949 (age 67–68)
Trelleborg, Sweden
Nationality Australian
Alma mater
Occupation Academic; Barrister; Jurist

Mark Samuel Weinberg AO, QC (born 13 May 1948) is a judge of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria since July 2008. He is a former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia who served from July 1998 to July 2008.[1][2]

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Monash University, being the Supreme Court Prizewinner in 1970. In 1972 he received the Vinerian Scholarship for top graduate of the Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford. At the University of Melbourne Weinberg was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Law as well as Acting Dean and Deputy Dean. In 1975 he was called to the Victorian Bar. In 1986 he was appointed Queen's Counsel and from 1988 until 1991 he was Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.[3]

Justice Weinberg has previously held appointments as the Deputy President of the Federal Police Disciplinary Tribunal; Non-resident Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji; Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory; and Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Norfolk Island.[4]

In 2017, Justice Weinberg was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly through reforms to criminal law and procedure, to legal education in Victoria, and to the administration of justice in Fiji and Norfolk Island.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Judges of the Federal Court of Australia". Federal Court of Australia. Australian Government. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Judges: Current Supreme Court judges". Supreme Court of Victoria. Australia: Government of Victoria. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Hon Mark Samuel Weinberg". Federal Court of Australia. Australian Government. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Law Oration 2016". Victoria Law Foundation. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia" (PDF). Australia Day 2017 Honours List. Governor-General of Australia. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Ian Temby
Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
1988–1991
Succeeded by
Michael Rozenes