Meet the Honourable Justice Mullins AO

Beginning her illustrious journey in the 1970s, Justice Mullins is a well-respected alumna of The University of Queensland;  who  completed a Bachelor of Commerce (1977), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1980) and Master of Laws (Advanced) (1999); paving the way to a remarkable career.

Justice Mullins was deemed ‘fit and proper’ in 1980 and admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland prior to being admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland four years later.

Her Honour’s career has been adorned with several accolades and accomplishments, some of  which are noteworthy and include being appointed:

  • Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2000;
  • Trustee of Sylvia and Charles Viertal Charitable Foundation since 2005;
  • Doctor of the University by Griffith University in 2010;
  • Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane in 2014;
  • Honorary Fellow of St John’s College at the University of Queensland in 2017;
  • Life Member of the National Judicial College of Australia in 2018;
  • President of the Court of Appeal in 2022; and
  • Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and Court of Appeal.

The Supreme Court Library Queensland celebrated the development and achievement of Queensland women lawyers and, as such, Her Honour was featured in A Woman’s Place: 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers published in 2005.

In 2009, Her Honour received the Queensland Law Society’s Agnes McWhinney Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and her community.

In addition to the aforementioned accolades, in 2019 Justice Mullins’ commitment was recognised and honoured when she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for “distinguished service to the law, and to the judiciary, to professional development and legal education, and to women.”

We applaud Her Honour’s exceptional service, and for forging an illustrious path in the profession. We are deeply honoured that Her Honour will be opening  the KILN Conference in Brisbane. She addresses the crucial topic of access to justice for the most vulnerable and marginalized members of society. We look forward to gaining valuable knowledge from her wisdom, insight, and Christian inspiration at KILN 2025.