Issued Tuesday, 28 January [PDF, 181kb] Attorney General Greg Smith SC announced today the appointment of Crown Prosecutor David Williams as a magistrate of the Local Court of NSW and an industrial magistrate. Mr Williams has a long established career with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. First admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1997, Mr Williams's career has reached as far as London where he worked at the turn of the century. After graduating in Law from Wollongong University, Mr Williams's tested his legal feet first in property law before moving to environmental law, with experience in wills and estates. His depth and knowledge has seen him work across most of the courts, including Local, District and Supreme. "Mr Williams is an experienced Crown Prosecutor, he is well versed in serious criminal trials and special hearings under mental health." said Mr Smith. "Throughout his career, Mr Williams has not only learned the practicalities and application of the law but has also been a strong mentor to colleagues." "I wish Mr Williams every success with his appointment and I have no doubt he will fulfil the duties of a Local Court Magistrate to a high standard." Mr Williams will be sworn in as Magistrate for the Local Court on 10 February 2014.