Pamela Hogan originally signed the Bar Roll in 1986 before relocating to the Western Australian Bar in 1988. Her practice was in Coronial, Criminal, Family and Equal Opportunity Law both as counsel and as a mediator. Whilst at the Bar she held part time positions on the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, the Racing Penalty Appeals Tribunal and the Commercial Tribunal. In 2001, she was appointed as a magistrate. As a magistrate she presided in both criminal and civil jurisdictions, including extensive experience in the Compensation Court (hearing appeals on a question of law from the decisions of WorkCover review officers).