Marilyn Warren AC KC

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Judicial Background

The Hon Marilyn Warren AC KC is the former Chief Justice of Victoria (2003-2017).

At the time she stepped down from the Supreme Court she was the longest serving of the then state and federal Chief Justices.

Earlier she was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1998-2003) including sitting as the Judge in Charge of the Commercial List and the Corporations List (now combined as the Commercial Court).

Whilst on the bench, Marilyn Warren sat in all jurisdictions, trial and appellate, and extensively in commercial cases.


She presently sits as a domestic and international commercial arbitrator. 
She is a member of the Dawson Chambers Senior Arbitrator Group at the Victorian Bar.


Marilyn Warren is a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow of Monash University. She is a member of the Monash University Global Leaders’ Summit.

She is involved in teaching commercial law and international arbitration in the Monash University Law Faculty graduate programs as Professor.

Professional Life

Marilyn Warren has been a member of the Victorian Bar since 1985. She was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1997. She was admitted to practise in 1975.


The Hon Marilyn Warren was the Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (2006-2017).

She has held the position of Chair of many institutions and bodies including the Courts Council of Victoria, the Judicial Commission of Victoria, the Judicial College of Victoria, the Victoria Law Foundation, the Council of Legal Education and the Council of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.