Alumnus David Arnott SC (LLB 1976) appointed a judge of the District Court of NSW

7 February 2012

Barrister and Sydney Law School alumnus David Arnott SC will be sworn in as a judge of the District Court of NSW on Monday 13 February.

In his announcement of the appointment, the Attorney General, Greg Smith SC, said that "Mr Arnott is one of the state's most senior and accomplished prosecutors, who has appeared in all criminal courts in NSW and in the High Court."

"The depth and diversity of his legal experience will be invaluable assets when he joins the bench of the District Court", Mr Smith said.

Following his studies at Sydney Law School, Mr Arnott was admitted as a solicitor in 1977. His career has included three years as a solicitor, 11 years at the private Bar and more than 20 years as a Crown Prosecutor. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005, and recently has served as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and as Acting Crown Advocate.

Sydney Law School offers warm congratulations to Mr Arnott on this richly deserved appointment.

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