Acting Justice Trevor Riley
Trevor John Riley AO was appointed as an Additional (later Acting) Judge of the Supreme Court in July 2016. Prior to that appointment his Honour had held the position of Chief Justice between September 2010 and July 2016 and was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court in February 1999.
His Honour practised as a solicitor in the Northern Territory between 1974 and 1985 before joining the independent bar. His Honour was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in 1988.
His Honour was Vice-President and then President of the Northern Territory Bar Association between 1989 and 1997, and held office as Junior Vice-President of the Australian Bar Association between 1993 and 1994.
In the Australia Day Honours in 2021 His Honour was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.
His Honour's other appointments and memberships have included Vice-President and Councillor of the Northern Territory Law Society; member of the Legal Practitioners Complaints Committee; member of the Law Reform Committee; member of the Public Purposes Trust; member of the Legal Practitioners Admission Board; part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the Northern Territory University and occasional lecturer at Charles Darwin University; Board Member of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education; Chair of the Parole Board; Chair of the Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review; Chair of the Indigenous Law Mentoring Program; Northern Territory convener of the National Judicial College of Australia; Director and Deputy Chair of St John Ambulance; Chair of the AFL NT Appeals Board; and Member of the Board of Menzies Health Research.