"Mandurah was a wonderful place to grow up, there was a real sense of community," says Acacia Hosking, who in 2020 was appointed as a Registrar at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Ms Hosking told the Mail her childhood in Mandurah was full of happiness and inspiration.
"I played netball, went to a local dance school and was fortunate to have some fantastic teachers and friends at school," she said.
Ms Hosking's former teacher at Frederick Irwin Anglican School, Stephen King, said she was the "highest achieving student in politics and law" during her time at school.
He added he was "extremely proud" of her achievements.
It was during Ms Hosking's time at university that she began contemplating the possibility of a career in the legal field.
A new beginning
"It wasn't until I undertook a clerkship at a law firm towards the end of my time at university that I really contemplated practising law," Ms Hosking said.
"I originally wanted to become a political journalist and studied politics, communications studies and law at university.
"When I was undertaking a clerkship, I realised I enjoyed law much more in practise than I had studying it - it was then I decided to pursue a career in the legal profession."
Throughout her career, Ms Hosking has undertaken a number of unique and impressive experiences which she considers to be highlights.
"It's hard to choose just one highlight," she said.
"Some of the highlights in my career to date have been working on a High Court proceeding, working on an international arbitration in London, spending six months working and living in Hong Kong, and more recently some of the experiences I've had at the Supreme Court of Western Australia."
In 2020, Ms Hosking made the huge achievement of being appointed as a Supreme Court Registrar, a feat she described as a "fantastic opportunity".
"I was delighted to be appointed as an Acting Registrar at the Supreme Court," she said.
"Working at the court has provided me with such a different perspective from what I was used to when representing clients."
When Ms Hosking isn't working, she said she enjoys keeping active, spending time with family, and finding the perfect cup of coffee.
"Outside of law I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, often over coffee, good food or good wine," she said.
"I like to keep active, whether that's by doing yoga, pilates or getting out in the sunshine for a walk or a bike ride."
Another great passion for Ms Hosking is reading, which she described as a hobby which helps her mind to continue growing and expanding.
"I can also often be found in a bookshop or reading," she said.
"I think it's important to keep growing and educating yourself."