Ruth Stephanie McColl
|Judge of Appeal, NSW Court of Appeal|
|Assumed office |
29 April 2003
|Born||1950 (age 69–70)|
|Alma mater||Willoughby Girls' High School|
University of Sydney
In 1980, McColl was admitted to the NSW Bar. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 1994. From 1981 until 2001 McColl was elected as a member of the Bar Council of the NSW Bar Association and from 1999-2001 she was President of the New South Wales Bar Association - the first woman to serve in that position. From 2001-02, McColl was President of the Australian Bar Association,
McColl has also served as Vice-President of Australian Women Lawyers (1996–99) and President of NSW Women Lawyers (1996-1997). She has been a part-time Commissioner of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission, President of the Public Interest Law Clearing House (1999-2002), Assistant Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (1998-2000), and Counsel assisting the Coroner in relation to the inquest into the 1997 Thredbo landslide.
McColl is the current President of the Judicial Conference of Australia.
In 2004, McColl was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the law, to continuing professional development and education, particularly for women, and to the community in matters affecting Indigenous groups and youth.
- Who's Who in Australia
- "Swearing-in Ceremony of The Honourable Ruth Stephanie McColl SC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and a Judge of Appeal" (PDF). Supreme Court of NSW. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- Judicial Conference of Australia website
- Order of Australia, in The Australian, 26 January 2004.