This week the Court of Appeal President, Margaret McMurdo announced her intention to resign her position effective 26 March 2017. Her Honour has been a judge in Queensland for more than 25 years, since becoming the first woman appointed to the bench of the District Court in 1991. Her Honour’s appointment as President of the Court of Appeal, saw her the the first woman to preside over an appellate court in Australia
Justice McMurdo is a Companion of the Order of Australia and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003.
After being admitted to the bar in 1976, she spent time as an assistant public defender and at the private bar. She was also a founding member of Women Lawyers Association.