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Law Council of Australia


Ceremonial welcome for Justice Jacqueline Gleeson SC

Speech delivered by Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, President, Law Council of Australia, at the High Court of Australia, Canberra, 1 March 2021.

"It was Deakin who called this Court the ‘keystone of the federal arch’. Today, Your Honour becomes a custodian of that keystone, at the apex of our nation’s legal and constitutional life.

Your Honour has walked a remarkable path through life and law, defined by the themes of early achievement, diligence and humanity. This Court has gained in Your Honour a preeminent member of our nation’s judiciary, who brings to each case an attentiveness to the issues informed by a great breadth of knowledge and experience, which is of enormous value to the law and this Court..."

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