Appointment to the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia

11 May 2010

Sydney Law School would like to congratulate Mr Joseph Harman (LLB 1986) on his appointment to the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, announced by the Attorney-General, The Hon Robert McClellan MP (LLM 1999) on 10 May 2010.

Mr Harman was admitted to practice as a solicitor by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1986.

He has nearly 25 years experience in the law and has specialised principally in the area of Family Law.

Mr Harman has been Director of the Cottage Specialist Family Law Centre and Penrith Family Mediation Centre since 2008 and 10 years prior to this was Sole Practitioner of Harman & Co, specialist family law solicitors in Penrith NSW.

He is also a sessional lecturer in family law at the University of Western Sydney, a Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) practitioner privately and previously with Unifam and Relationships Australia and a trainer in FDR with Centacare West and Legal Aid.

Mr Harman is on the panel of arbitrators for the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court and the Legal Aid Commission of NSW panel for the Family Court and Children's Court jurisdictions.

Mr Harman's appointment commences in June 2010.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 320854156131240226503c0d07292b04295256093f32472e5d4543545e