New Environmental Law Mentor – IUCN Regional Office for Oceania

26 January 2011 | News story

Ms. Christine Trenorden is the new Environmental Law Mentor for the (IUCN) Regional Office and began her work in late December 2010. The former Senior Judge in the Environment, Resources & Development Court in South Australia, brings with her a dynamic experience in the field of law specifically in the environmental and natural resources area.

She will be working on a variety of projects, providing expert input for the legal team within the regional office as well as to IUCN’s partners and Members in the region.

Below is a brief bio data on Christine:

Christine was formerly the Senior Judge in the Environment, Resources & Development Court in South Australia (2002 – 2010) and prior to that, a judge of the Court (1993 – 2002). While a judge, she was also active in judicial education, promoting community understanding of the courts and their role, and promoting excellence in the administration of justice. She was a lawyer in private practice prior to being appointed to the Court, specializing in environmental, urban and regional planning and administrative law, representing local government, business and private clients.

Christine has been involved in the professional development of law graduates especially in environmental and natural resources law, and was a founding member of the committee of the Environmental Defender’s Office in South Australia, and the executive committee of the SA Environmental Law Association and held office in the National Environmental Law Association (NELA) of Australia. She is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, and has been since 2002. She was recently awarded life membership of NELA, and is an honorary fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

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