New judicial appointment

29 October 2019

The County Court offers a warm welcome to Mr John Cain.

From December this year, Mr Cain will serve as both a County Court Judge and new State Coroner. He is currently the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions for Victoria, a role he has served in since 2015.

He has made reforms to improve support for victims and witnesses in the criminal justice system, including the introduction of a Victim Support Dog program and programs to address workplace vicarious trauma.

Judge Cain will bring a rich depth of legal experience to the bench, having served in a number of senior leadership roles in his more than 30-year career as a solicitor, including more than 10 years as Managing Partner of Maurice Blackburn and five years as Chief Executive of the Law Institute of Victoria.

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