Commission District Court Appointment
Paul Muscat SC, appointed as District Court judge
On Monday June 25, the Government of South Australia announced a series of judicial appointments which included the announcement that the Criminal Law Practice Division Manager at the Legal Services Commission, Paul Muscat SC, is appointed to the bench of the District Court of South Australia. As a distinguished criminal lawyer, Paul joined the Legal Services Commission in 2006 as the head of the Criminal Law Practice Division. Prior to this Mr Muscat worked for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, commencing there in 1994 as prosecuting counsel and conducted appellate work before the Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court.
In 2010 he was appointed Senior Counsel, and in 2012 signed the Bar Roll.
He currently sits on the Criminal Justice Ministerial Taskforce, the National Legal Aid Criminal Law Working Group and is an advocacy instructor at The Law Society’s GDLP Advocacy Workshops.