ANU Law scholar appointed ACT Special Magistrate

Dr Gregor Urbas
Dr Gregor Urbas. an honorary associate professor at the ANU College of Law, has been named a new Special Magistrate in the ACT. Photo: Tom Fearon/ANU

I congratulate all four individuals on their appointments and look forward to their service to the Canberra community on the ACT Magistrates Court.

Honorary Associate Professor Gregor Urbas has been named among four new Special Magistrates by Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury.

Dr Urbas is internationally recognised for his expertise in cybercrime, evidence law and intellectual property enforcement. Previously, he taught Criminal Law and Procedure, Criminal Justice, Cybercrime, Evidence and Intellectual Property at The Australian National University (ANU) College of Law. 

Dr Urbas was appointed to the ACT Magistrates Court along with litigation lawyer Ian Temby, ACT Crown Prosecutor Rebecca Christensen SC and Adelaide barrister Sean Richter.

Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury said the new Special Magistrates will further strengthen the delivery of justice in the territory.

“I congratulate all four individuals on their appointments and look forward to their service to the Canberra community on the ACT Magistrates Court,” Attorney-General Rattenbury said in a media release.

Dr Urbas has taught at the ANU College of Law since 2003 and has been an honorary associate professor since 2019.

The three Special Magistrates will take up their positions on the bench on 18 January 2023, for a term of three years.

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