Court operating hours from 23 December 2022

  21 November 2022 Court operating hours over the Christmas period: Supreme, District and Environment, Resources and Development Court Registry The registry in the Sir Samuel Way building will close at 4.30pm on Friday, 23 December 2022. The registry will re-open on Tuesday, 3 January 2023. Supreme Court Probate Registry The Probate Registry will close at [...]

2022-11-21T12:53:50+10:30November 21st, 2022|

A statement from the Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia

    17 November 2022 Judicial Officers are subject to the laws and standards of acceptable behaviour which are equally applicable to all.  Everyone has a right to a safe workplace.  Power imbalances must be guarded against.  Bullying, harassment, discrimination or victimisation of any kind cannot be tolerated.  Workplace cultures which support employees to speak [...]

2022-11-17T14:38:59+10:30November 17th, 2022|

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|