Issued: Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointments of barrister David John Price and solicitor Joy Boulos as magistrates of the Local Court of NSW.
"Mr Price and Ms Boulos are highly-skilled practitioners who bring a combined total of 44 years of legal experience to the bench of the Local Court," Mr Speakman said.
For the past 18 years, Mr Price has been a barrister, appearing primarily in commercial and common law matters. He has also appeared for the Crown in criminal matters.
Mr Price has been a member of the NSW Bar Association's Equal Opportunity Committee since 2003 and was involved in the creation and implementation of the NSW Bar's mentoring program.
After graduating from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws, Mr Price worked at a commercial law firm in Sydney. Mr Price was called to the Bar in 1999, at the age of 23.
Ms Boulos has worked at Legal Aid NSW for 23 years, appearing for thousands of clients in the Local, District and Supreme Courts. For the last eight years, she has been a senior managing solicitor, overseeing complex criminal matters and a team of 20 solicitors.
In 2000, Ms Boulos represented the family of Peter Dalamangas at an inquest into the death of the 23-year-old following his restraint by private security officers in Sydney. Her work at the inquest was recognised at the inaugural Law Society of NSW Excellence in Government Awards, where she was runner up in the legal services category.
Ms Boulos began her career in 1994 in Legal Aid's civil litigation unit, where she worked for six years, specialising in consumer protection law, victims' compensation, housing and tenancy and human rights. She holds Bachelors of Laws and Economics from Macquarie University.
Mr Price and Ms Boulos will be sworn in as Magistrates on 22 May and 29 May respectively.