A loss to the legal profession: Aboriginal Legal Service mourns passing of Judge Zahra

MEDIA RELEASE

Monday 9 May 2022

 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is saddened to hear of the passing of Judge Peter Zahra and has expressed its condolences to his family.

“Judge was a close friend of the Aboriginal Legal Service. He was a mentor, friend and role model to many of our lawyers over the years,” said Karly Warner, CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited.

“Since receiving the sad news of Judge’s passing today, my colleagues have shared their memories of him as a warm and generous leader, and a proud working-class man who rose to the highest tiers of his profession through hard work and passion.

“Judge was a thoughtful legal practitioner, committed to the public value and importance of his work. He supported the Aboriginal Legal Service in many ways; he donated copies of his texts to us for over a decade.

“The District Court and the profession at large will feel his loss. We send our condolences to Judge’s family and loved ones,” Ms Warner said.

 

ENDS

 

Media contact: Alyssa Robinson [email protected] 0427 346 017

 

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