Law Society of Tasmania Welcomes North-West Magistrate Appointment

The Law Society today welcomed the announcement that Leanne Topfer will be appointed the state’s newest Magistrate, based in the North-West of the state.

Law Society President Evan Hughes said:

“Leanne Topfer is a much respected lawyer and community member in Burnie. She has already made a significant contribution to the legal profession and to the law as President of the Law Society of Tasmania, recipient of the Law Society President’s award for outstanding contribution to and example for the profession as well as representing the profession at a national level as a member of the Executive of the Law Council of Australia between 2010 and 2014.

I have little doubt that Ms Topfer will make an excellent Magistrate and in that capacity will continue to serve her community and the legal profession with distinction”.


Evan Hughes
0418 321 146

 13 March 2019