The Hon Chris Kourakis

 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.


About the Association

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) is a research and educational institute associated with Monash University. It is funded by the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) and also from subscription income from its membership.

The principal objectives of the Institute include research into judicial administration and the development and conduct of educational programmes for judicial officers, court administrators and members of the legal profession in relation to court administration and judicial systems.

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