The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner welcomed the appointment of John McKenzie as the new Legal Services Commissioner for NSW from 12 March 2015.
A solicitor for 34 years, he has worked primarily as an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, largely for the Aboriginal Legal Service and on the staff of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. He has also worked some years in private practice, Legal Aid and community legal centres.
He was appointed the NSW Legal Services Commissioner in 2015 to head the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner which has the statutory responsibility for all complaints against lawyers.
Mr McKenzie has been re-appointed as Legal Services Commissioner for a period of five years from 28 February 2019.