Roma Mitchell

(2 October 1913 – 5 March 2000)

Roma Mitchell was an Australian judge, lawyer and state governor. She was Australia’s first judge and the first woman to be a Queen’s Counsel.

Roma was admitted as a barrister in 1935 and was later appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1962. In addition to her career as a lawyer, Roma was a family law lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

She became a Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1965.