Alumnus Justin Dowd (LLB '76) appointed President of the Law Society of NSW for 2012

20 January 2012

Sydney Law School congratulates alumnus Justin Dowd (LLB 1976) on his appointment as President of the Law Society of NSW in 2012.

Mr Dowd is a highly experienced litigator, with over 35 years experience, and has taken a very active role in the Law Society since he became a councillor in 2007, serving on a number of committees including Professional Conduct, Family Issues, Dispute Resolution, Audit, Finance, and the Executive Committee.

In 1994 Mr Dowd was accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in family law. He specialises in international family law matters and is a member of the Board of the World Congress on Children's Rights and Family Law, an international congress convened to highlight and progress children's rights internationally.

Mr Dowd is a long standing member of LawAsia, their Family Law and Children's Rights Section, as well as the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Since 1995 Mr Dowd has been a Partner at Watts McCray, one of the largest specilist family law practices in Australia.

He is also a noted author of the family law section of Halsbury's Laws of Australia, Australian Practical Forms and Precedents and the principal author of the Lexis Nexis online service, Practical Guidance in Family Law. He has written many articles and presentations on family law, nationally and internationally.

Sydney Law School is delighted that another of our distinguished graduates has taken on this prestigious and influential role, and wishes Justin every success.

Contact: Jen Waters

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