Dr Michael S King is a magistrate of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia and an honorary fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia.
He has had broad experience in applying therapeutic jurisprudence and other non-adversarial justice modalities while presiding in a drug court, a family violence court and in mainstream court lists.
Dr King has published extensively in journals in Australia, the USA and Europe on therapeutic jurisprudence, legal practice, judging, problem-solving courts, offender rehabilitation, restorative justice, meditation and natural law thought. He has produced a bench book on solution-focused judging for the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration.
In 2011 he was the recipient of LEADR’s Michael Klug Award for his contribution to the peaceful resolution of conflict.