Working at the Supreme Court

Date & time
5.30–7pm Wednesday 18 August 2021
ANU Law Marketing

Presented by ANU College of Law Visiting Judicial Fellow Program

In conversation
ACT Supreme Court
Image: Law Courts of the Australian Capital Territory which houses the ACT Supreme Court by Bidgee via Wikimedia Commons (CC3.0)


Due to the ACT's lockdown, this event will be postponed. More details will be shared at a later date. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Have you ever wondered what a typical week’s work looks like for a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)? How do Judges prepare for court sittings, and what happens in chambers? What does an Associate do and what skills are required to perform the role?

Join Justice Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson, Judge of the ACT Supreme Court; Max Haesler, former Senior Associate (JD '18); Rhiannon McGlinn, Senior Associate (BCrim/LLB (Hons) ‘19); and Maddy Lehmann, Associate (LLB (Hons) '21), in conversation with Associate Professor Heather Roberts about working at the Supreme Court in the ACT.

Note: This in-person seminar is open to all current law students and alumni. Attendance is free but spaces are limited – register now!

About the Visiting Judicial Fellow Program

This seminar is part of the ANU College of Law Visiting Judicial Fellow Program. The Program is designed to develop a greater understanding of the role and function of judges, by allowing Judges to share their knowledge and experience with the broader ANU Law community.


  • Justice Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson »

    Justice Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in 2018. The Judge started her career with the Aboriginal Legal Service and the Legal Aid Commission, and has spent many years as a public defender and as a Crown prosecutor.

  • Max Haesler »

    Max Haesler is the former Senior Associate at the ACT Supreme Court. Max graduated from ANU College of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2018.

  • Rhiannon McGlinn »

    Rhiannon McGlinn is a Judge's Senior Associate at the ACT Supreme Court. Rhiannon graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Criminology and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2019.

  • Maddy Lehmann »

    Maddy Lehmann is a Judge’s Associate at the ACT Supreme Court and was formerly an associate at the Magistrates Court. Maddy graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from ANU in 2021.

  • Associate Professor Heather Roberts »

    Heather Roberts is an Associate Professor of ANU College of Law and the Director of the Visiting Judges Program.


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