Charles Sturt University
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Kristi McCusker

 Kristi McCusker

Profile

Kristi McCusker is the principal of KMC Legal in Bathurst NSW. She was admitted as a legal practitioner in NSW in 2001. She was admitted as a legal practitioner in the High Court of Australia in 2002. She has practised for over 15 years predominantly acting for clients in the areas of workers compensation, motor accidents, public liability, and medical negligence. Her experience in the workers compensation area has resulted in a detailed knowledge of the workers compensation schemes from the 1926 Act to the current regime.

She is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law having completed the requirements for Specialist Accreditation with the Law Society of NSW in 2014.

Kristi is a graduate of Southern Cross University, Lismore, having completed her Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, majoring in Criminal Justice Studies and Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

She was the President of the Central West Regional Law Society from 2013 to 2015. Kristi is a current member of the Injury Compensation Committee of the Law Society of NSW whose function is to consult with the NSW Government concerning proposed changes to personal injury legislation in NSW. She has also been the Law Society of NSW representative for the Workers Compensation Commission User Group since 2017.

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Qualifications

  • 2001 to present – Unrestricted Principal Practising Certificate, Law Society of NSW.
  • 2014 to present – Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, Law Society of NSW.
  • 2016 - Online Wills and Probate Procedures for Solicitors, Law Society of NSW.
  • 2013 – Surgery for Lawyers 3 Day Program AMA Guides, 4th Edition, AMA Victoria.
  • 2010 – Risk Management Education Program for Principals, LawCover.
  • 2009 – Diploma of Business with Distinction, TAFE NSW.
  • 2005 – Certificate in Legal Practice Management, The College of Law.
  • 2002 – Admitted as a Legal Practitioner, High Court of Australia.
  • 2001 – Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law.
  • 2001 – Admitted as a Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of NSW.
  • 2001 – Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Southern Cross University.
  • 1999 – Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies majoring in Criminal Justice Studies, Southern Cross University.

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Professional Memberships

  • February 2017 to present – Law Society of NSW Representative, Workers Compensation Commission User Group, Workers Compensation Commission NSW.
  • January 2015 to present – Injury Compensation Committee, Law Society of NSW.
  • June 2016 to present – Volunteer Service Provider, Cancer Council Pro Bono Legal Referral Service, Cancer Council NSW.
  • November 2016 to March 2017 – Organising Committee Member, Bathurst and District Relay for Life 2017.
  • November 2014 to November 2015 – Organising Committee Member, Bathurst and District Relay for Life 2015.
  • November 2013 to November 2015 – Regional President, Central West Law Society of NSW.
  • November 2013 to November 2015 – Regional Grants Committee, Law Society of NSW.
  • 2008 to 30 June 2015 – Member of Austlaw.
  • 2008 to 30 June 2015, Coach, All Saints College Bathurst Mock Trial Team.
  • 2008 to present – Member, Central West Regional Law Society.
  • 2008 to present – Member, Law Society of NSW.

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Awards

YearAward
2018 Finalist, Sole Practitioner of the Year, Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.
2017 Finalist, Sole Practitioner of the Year, Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

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