Judith was once a battered wife with three small children who was forced to live on food vouchers from the Salvation Army. Today she is one of Western Australia’s best known criminal lawyers, who built up her own firm from a one person practice to a firm with twelve employees. She subsequently sold her practice to become a barrister.
Judith now practises as a barrister and solicitor, and is also an Associate Professor at the Centre for Forensic Science, University of Western Australia, where her duties include teaching scientists about the legal system and how to give expert evidence. She runs postgraduate programs in forensic science basics, and in criminal investigations for lawyers in Perth and the WA Police.
Her first love is criminal law, both for the human interest and for the fact that every day brings something new and exciting. The highlight for her is jury and Magistrates’ Court advocacy: the art of persuading the decision-maker that this person is different and deserves the benefit of the doubt, or the clemency the “system” can show.
As an internationally recognised speaker and lecturer, Judith will entertain, inspire or confront any audience. Alternatively she can just have them “rolling in the aisles”! She is entertaining, motivational and (if you ask her nicely) downright hilarious!
Judith is also a publish author – Life, Love and not enough shoes!
“Excellent speaker. Judith is incredibly inspirational, motivational, humorous and personable. We were honoured to have her share her journey with us at our Women of Vision Luncheon.”
Lee Lawrence. Executive Officer, South Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce
“A really interesting and captivating speaker who certainly held the attention of our audience for her entire presentation. Inspirational!
Steve Wright, Chief Executive Officer, The Professionals Real Estate Group
“Judith related very well to our group and targeted her content most appropriately. We received really positive comment about her presentation from participants. First class speaker.”
Heather Mahe. Narrogin District Education Office