Justice Rita Zammit
Supreme Court of Victoria
We are proud to have the Hon. Justice Rita Zammit serve as our inaugural Champion. Her passionate dedication to the upholding of Human Rights and commitment to advocating for local communities within the legal profession will help to shape our identity within the sector.
Having gained extensive legal experience specialising in health law, insurance law and personal injuries litigation, Justice Zammit was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria in March 2010. As an Associate Justice, her Honour assisted with the Kilmore East-Kinglake bushfire litigation, a large class action arising from the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
Her Honour was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court in February 2015, becoming the first Associate Justice to be appointed a Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Her Honour now oversees hundreds of cases listed in the Supreme Court’s Personal Injuries and Dust Diseases Lists.
Previously, her Honour completed a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma of Education and a Diploma of Special Education at the University of Melbourne and worked as a teacher, before returning to the University of Melbourne to study law full-time in 1991. Her Honour graduated with first class honours, winning the Anna Brennan Memorial Prize and the Joan Rosanove QC Memorial Prize.
Justice Zammit served her articles at Minter Ellison and was admitted to practice in April 1997. After four years with Minter Ellison, her Honour became an associate at John W Ball & Sons, where she worked for nine years. Her Honour later became a partner at Monahan & Rowell in August 2008.