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Addressing Judicial Officers

This guide sets out the verbal and written protocol for addressing judicial officers.

If you wish to contact a Judge, Master or Registrar about a court action, you should write to or telephone the Associate to the Judge, Master or Registrar. Do not attempt to contact the Judge, Master or Registrar directly as this may result in the judicial officer or Registrar receiving information which he or she should not receive out of court or out of the hearing of other parties. Correspondence to an Associate should be addressed as follows:

Associate to the 'name of Judge, Master or Registrar'
Supreme Court of Western Australia
Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000

Litigants and their legal representatives are encouraged to email an Associate about routine matters involving court actions.

* NB. Ralph Scott Harris is a fictitious name used in this guide to demonstrate modes of address.

Correspondence

Chief Justice
Address correspondence to:
The Hon Wayne Martin AC
Chief Justice of Western Australia
Chief Justice's Chambers
Supreme Court of Western Australia
Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000

Dear Chief Justice

Judge
Address correspondence to:
The Hon Justice RS Harris *
Supreme Court of Western Australia
Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000

Dear Judge

Master
Address correspondence to:
Master Harris *
Supreme Court of Western Australia
Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000

Dear Master Harris *

Principal Registrar
Address correspondence to:
Mr Ralph Scott Harris *
Principal Registrar
Supreme Court of Western Australia
Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000

Dear Principal Registrar

Registrar
Address correspondence to:
Mr Ralph Scott Harris *
Registrar
Supreme Court of Western Australia
Barrack Street
PERTH WA 6000

Dear Registrar Harris *

In Person

Chief Justice of Western Australia
In person: 'Chief Justice'
Telephone: 'Chief Justice'

Judge
In person: 'Judge'
Telephone: Ask for 'Justice Harris' * then address him or her as 'Judge'

Master
In person: 'Master Harris' *
Telephone: 'Master'

Principal Registrar
In person: 'Principal Registrar'
Telephone: Ask for 'Principal Registrar Harris' * then address him as 'Principal Registrar'

Registrar
In person: 'Registrar'
Telephone: Ask for 'Registrar Harris' * then address him or her as 'Registrar'

 

In Court

Chief Justice of Western Australia
'Your Honour'

Judge
'Your Honour' or 'Judge'

Master
'Master Harris' *

Principal Registrar
'Principal Registrar'

Registrar
'Registrar'

Last updated: 19-Jun-2015

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