- Lawyer, Magistrate and Solicitor
Jacqui Payne was the first Indigenous woman to be admitted as a solicitor in Queensland. She worked in criminal defence for fourteen years: for the ATSI Corporation Legal Service and later in her own successful private practice. Jacqui was appointed as a Magistrate in 1999 and has presided in both the Brisbane Magistrates Court and the Murri Court.
Sources used to compile this entry: Jacqui Payne: Queensland's first indigenous magistrate [Interview], Date: 18 February 2013.
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Created: 17 August 2016, Last modified: 29 August 2016