The Honourable Chris Kourakis

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • Admitted to practice 1982.
  • Articled at Johnston Withers McCusker.
  • Worked at the Legal Services Commission for several years then at a suburban practice before going to the Bar in 1989.
  • Legal Services Commissioner 1993-1997.
  • Took silk in 1997.
  • President of the Law Society 2001.
  • Appointed as Solicitor-General for the State of South Australia on 3 February 2003.
  • Appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of South Australia 21 August 2008.
  • Appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia on 25 June 2012.
  • National Patron of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association since 2014.
  • Conferred Degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by Flinders University April 2015.

 

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