Appointment of Senior Counsel

  8 September 2022 The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, has today on behalf of the Judges of the Supreme Court announced the appointment of six new Senior Counsel.  The appointments were made after wide consultation with the judicial officers of the State, the senior law officers of the State and the [...]

2022-09-08T12:26:18+09:30September 8th, 2022|

Statement from the Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia

9 November 2021 I am pleased to announce the appointment by the Courts Administration Authority (CAA) of Ms Angela Gransden to the position of Sheriff.   Ms Gransden was selected from a strong field of applicants following an extensive recruitment process. Ms Gransden, the first female Sheriff in South Australia, will formally commence in the position on [...]

2021-11-09T09:43:55+10:30November 9th, 2021|

Appointment of Senior Counsel

19 October 2021 The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, has today on behalf of the Judges of the Supreme Court announced the appointment of two new Senior Counsel.  The appointments were made after wide consultation with the judicial officers of the State, the senior law officers of the State and the legal [...]

2021-11-09T09:38:59+10:30October 19th, 2021|

Statement from State Courts Administrator, Ms Penny Croser

16 July 2021  A statement from State Courts Administrator, Ms Penny Croser I WORK FOR SA - Your Voice Survey 2021 "The Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment (OCPSE) has released the results of the I WORK FOR SA -Your Voice Survey 2021, a survey of the public sector that was undertaken over a [...]

2021-07-30T11:37:05+09:30July 30th, 2021|

Statement by The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia

The Governor, acting pursuant to s 10(1) of the Magistrates Act 1985 (SA), and on my advice, has suspended Magistrate Simon Milazzo.  I am authorised by the Judicial Conduct Commissioner to disclose that a Judicial Conduct Panel (the Panel) has been established to enquire into complaints of misconduct made against Mr Milazzo pursuant to s 21 of the Judicial Conduct [...]

2021-07-15T16:29:30+09:30July 1st, 2021|

A statement from the Acting State Courts Administrator, Mr Alan Martin

Sheriff’s Office leadership changes ​ “A new interim leadership team – Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff - will commence in the Sheriff’s Office, from 15 June 2021, as a result of leave arrangements and a resignation. A senior manager from the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) will be transferring to CAA to act as the Sheriff [...]

2021-07-15T15:23:55+09:30May 31st, 2021|

A statement from the Acting State Courts Administrator, Mr Alan Martin

‘Media reports today that a Sheriff’s Officer involved in bullying claims has received favourable treatment are misleading and inaccurate. The claims involving the Sheriff’s Officer were independently investigated three years ago and found to be unsubstantiated. The Sheriff’s Office routinely rotates staff through roles, including metropolitan postings, as a legitimate part of their training and [...]

2021-07-15T15:15:13+09:30May 28th, 2021|

Statement by The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia

I note the announcement just made by the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity that the footnote in the Report on the Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession which stated that no complaint was received about a serving judicial officer was mistaken. I am very disappointed to hear that the complaints made to the Equal [...]

2021-05-03T16:16:50+09:30April 23rd, 2021|

Announcement of State Courts Administrator – Ms Penelope Croser

The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia today said: “The Governor has today appointed Ms Penelope Croser as the State Courts Administrator with effect from 15 June 2021. Ms Croser was selected by the State Courts Administration Council as its preferred candidate for the position from a strong field of applicants. The Council [...]

2021-05-03T16:13:11+09:30April 22nd, 2021|

Statement from the State Courts Administration Council about the Review of Harassment in the South Australian Legal Profession

“The State Courts Administration Council welcomes the opportunity the Commissioner's Inquiry has given to victims of harassment to speak out about their experiences, many for the first time.  The Council will adopt the recommendations relevant to the CAA. We will also consider the recommendations of the enquiry into harassment in the Victorian Courts published yesterday. [...]

2021-05-03T16:10:44+09:30April 20th, 2021|