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The Place of Translators and Interpreters in the Australian Legal System

By The Hon Justice Len Roberts-Smith, R.F.D., who graduated with a law degree from the University of Adelaide in 1969. He went to Papua New Guinea in early 1970 where he held various legal posts in the Crown Law department of the PNG Administration and became Chief Crown Prosecutor. He returned to South Australia in 1976 and later took up the position of foundation director of the Legal Aid Commission of WA in 1978. In 1989 he returned to private legal practice as barrister in Perth. He was sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court of WA in 2000.

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