The Hon Justice James Edelman: appointed to the High Court of Australia

November 29, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Perth-born judge James Edelman has been appointed to the High Court of Sydney…a position he will take up in January 2017 at the age of 43.

james-edelmanAt the age of 37, the Rhodes Scholar, was appointed to the Supreme Court of WA in 2011.

Edelman will replace Susan Kiefel who becomes the Chief Justice  of Australia at the end of January, 2017.

The Hon Justice James Edelman will become the fourth youngest appointee to the High Court is currently a Queensland-based Federal judge.

Edelman comes from a Perth family well-known Jewish legal family.  A family member told J-Wire: “Jamie’s grandfather was a lawyer and he has uncles and cousins practising law too.”