Role & Curriculum Vitae of The Lieutenant Governor
Role of the Lieutenant Governor

Role of the Lieutenant Governor

The Letters Patent appointing the Lieutenant Governor provide that if the office of Governor is vacant or the Governor is administering the government of the Commonwealth of Australia or, not having appointed a Deputy Governor is for any reason unable to act as Governor, the Lieutenant Governor shall have and may exercise all the powers conferred on the Governor by the Letters Patent by which the Governor was appointed.
 

THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE A M BLOW AO

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.)

2018
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) (for distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law).