Curriculum Vitae of The Lieutenant Governor

Curriculum Vitae
 

THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE A M BLOW OAM

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

1968 – 1973

Arts/Law course at University of Sydney (BA, LL B).

1972 – 1974

Articled clerk, F W Turton & Co, Solicitors, Sydney.

8.3.1974

Admitted as solicitor of Supreme Court of New South Wales.

1974 – 1976

Employed solicitor, F W Turton & Co, Sydney.

27.4.1976

Admitted as legal practitioner of Supreme Court of Tasmania.

1976 – 1978

Employed legal practitioner, Brian O'Rourke & Co, Devonport. (General litigious work, especially family law, crime and petty sessions cases).

1978 – 1987

Partner, O'Rourke & Blow, Barristers and Solicitors, Devonport.

1987 – 2000

Barrister, practising in Hobart. (Civil litigation of all types, crime, family law).

16.10.1995

Appointed as one of Her Majesty's Counsel for Tasmania.

Since 13.6.2000

Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Since 8.4.2013

Chief Justice of Tasmania; Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania.

1979 – 1988

Committee member, Tasmanian Bar Association.

1980 – 1995

Council member, Law Society of Tasmania (Vice-President 1988-89; President 1989-90, Treasurer 1990-91).

1983 – 1988,

1991 – Present

 

Member of Rule Committee, Supreme Court of Tasmania.

1988 – 2013

Board member, Salamanca Arts Centre (President 1988 – 1992).

1989 – 2000

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Cth) – (Part-time Senior Member 1989 – 1993; Part-time Deputy President 1993 – 2000)

1989 – 2000

Member, Board of Legal Education (Tas).

1991 – 1997

Chairman of Trustees, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

1994 – 2000

Chairperson, Publications Classification Board (Tas).

1996

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) (for services to the arts).

1998 – 2000

Chairperson, Disciplinary Tribunal (under Legal Profession Act 1993 (Tas)).

1998 – 2000

Committee member, Medico Legal Society of Tasmania (Vice-President 1999-2000).

1998 – 2011

Board member, Narryna Heritage Museum Inc

2000 -

Member of Governing Council and Executive Committee, Judicial Conference of Australia.  (Vice-President 2012 – 2013)

2001  – 2013

Member, Tasmanian Law Reform Institute

2005 -

President, St John Ambulance Australia (Tasmania) Inc

2007 –

Member, Supreme and Federal Courts Judges' Conference Committee

2008 – 2013

Director, Centre for Legal Studies Ltd. (Principal instructor, Supreme Court Practice and Advocacy Module, Tasmanian Legal Practice Course,  2007 – 2013.)