BA (Hons), LLB, USYD 1990, GCert PSM
Ms Morris is the Chief Judge of the Local Court of the Northern Territory.
Judge Morris’ legal career includes work with NT Legal Aid Commission and the Office of the Coroner She held various executive positions within the Northern Territory, including Executive Director of Racing, Gaming and Licensing, and Deputy CEO of the Department of Justice. Judge Morris was appointed as a Magistrate to the Northern Territory Magistrates Court in 2010, now the Local Court, and was appointed as Chief Judge of the Local Court in 2019.
Judge Morris currently serves on the Governing Councils of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, the Australian Judicial Officers Association, the Cultural Diversity Justice Network and the Australian Association of Women Judges. She also serves on the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee. Her past appointments include Chair of the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission, Chair of the Northern Territory Community Benefit Fund, Vice President of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the NT, and as a Councillor for the Law Society.
Judge Morris’ community work has included leadership of various organisations such as NT Scouts, the Darwin Community Legal Centre and the Forster Foundation for Drug Rehabilitation. She was appointed Second Dormant Commissioner Holder as Acting Administrator of the Northern Territory in 2022.