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New SA Crown Solicitor named

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Laura Stein has been appointed South Australia’s new Crown Solicitor.

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Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said Stein was highly qualified and only the third woman appointed to the role in SA.

“Laura Stein has an extensive background both in private practice and working for the Crown – rising through the ranks from High Court Judge’s Associate to the head of the largest division within the Crown Solicitor’s Office, Civil Litigation,” Chapman said.

“In private practice with Fisher Jeffries, she was involved in the litigation of many highly sensitive and complex cases.

“Since being employed within the Crown Solicitors’ Office, Ms Stein has overseen disputes relating to the construction and operation of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, and aspects of the development of emergency legislation relating to the Government response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“She has also taken on a significant leadership role in the day-to-day operation of, and reform within, the Crown Solicitor’s Office, including the digitalisation of the Civil Litigation Section.”

Chapman said outgoing Crown Solicitor, Mike Wait SC, is taking up the role of Solicitor-General.

Both appointments will take effect from August 3.

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