A statement from Chief Judge Peter Kidd on the passing of former Chief Judge Glenn Waldron.
On behalf of the judges of the County Court and members of the court community, we are saddened to hear about the passing of His Honour Glenn Waldron.
His Honour is remembered for 21 years of distinguished service to the Court as Chief Judge of the County Court from 3 February 1982 to 24 November 2002.
Under Chief Judge Waldron's leadership, the County Court dramatically widened its civil jurisdiction, commenced upon the path of engaging with information technology, engaged in significant pre-trial case management reform and oversaw the development of the Court's current landmark building.
Upon his retirement, the then Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council said, "Chief Judge Waldron had moulded the Court into the leading county or district court in Australia", while the State's then Attorney-General thanked him for his "exceptional contribution in strengthening our justice system".
In recognition of his lasting achievements, the Court's Waldron Hall was named in his honour.
The Court extends its deepest sympathies to former Chief Judge Waldron's wife, Beverley, and his family.
There will be a virtual service to celebrate his Honour's life on Monday 5 October at 10am. Please click here to attend the virtual service.