Alumni insights: Embarking on a journey as a judge's associate

Date & time
6–7pm Tuesday 26 September 2023

Online via Zoom

ANU College of Law

Presented by ANU Visiting Judges Program

Alumni Career Panel
Working as a Judge's Associate

Are you considering applying for a position as a judge’s associate or tipstaff after graduation? Join us as we speak to alumni who currently have or recently completed an associateship about their experiences and advice on applying for one.

This session’s panellists:

  • Bridie Adams
  • Jarryd Roberts 
  • Sophia Xian
  • Marcus Dahl

Associate Professor Heather Roberts, Director of the ANU Visiting Judges program, will be facilitating the session.

Note: This event will be held online.


  • Bridie Adams »

    Bridie Adams graduated at the end of 2021 while working as an Associate for Chief Justice Murrell at the ACT Supreme Court. Following that role, she assumed the position of Senior Associate to Justice Elkaim, and is currently employed at AGS in the Law Enforcement team.

  • Jarryd Roberts »

    Jarryd Roberts (JD '19, GDLP '20) graduated with a Juris Doctor from ANU in 2019. After finishing his degree, he lived in the Northern Territory for a year working as a paralegal at the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) in Darwin and in Katherine. In 2020, He moved to Perth to work as an Associate to Justice Joseph McGrath in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He was also an Associate to Justice Justice Andrew Robert Beech in the Court of Appeal of Western Australia. He is currently working at Allens in Perth as a litigation lawyer.

  • Sophia Xian »

    Sophia Xian graduated mid-2021. She was Associate to Acting President Stilgoe OAM in the Land Court of Queensland as well as QCAT in 2022 and is now a public litigation law at Clayton Utz and board director at the National Environmental Law Association. 

  • Marcus Dahl »

    Marcus Dahl is a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford and alumnus of the ANU College of Law, where he won the Blackburn Medal for Legal Research, the University Medal and the Tilyard Prize. He is a lawyer with a human rights and constitutional law focus, has he has worked with the Aboriginal Legal Service and the Constitutional Court of South Africa. From 2019-20, Marcus was a Judge's Associate at the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne.


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