(24 March 1948 – 2 April 2015)
Francine McNiff graduated from Monash University with a BJuris LLB. She taught at Monash for over 10 years in addition to working as a consultant at Martin Bartfeld & Associates.
Francine went on to become the Principal Legal Officer and Acting Director of the Policy & Research Division of the Victorian Law Department.
In 1987 she was appointed a Children’s Court Magistrate, making her the first woman Judicial Officer in Victoria.