Ep 88 How the Hon Chief Justice Kourakis went from the family farm to influencing the justice system

Rooster Radio had the rare opportunity to enter the Supreme Court of South Australia and spend an hour with the Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia.

The Chief Justice breaks down many misconceptions about Judges, the Justice System and the Law. He’s personable, approachable, progressive and tech savvy. He communicates even the most complex legal issues in plain english. It all forms part of his mission to make justice inclusive and accessible to all. 

Such values were instilled on the family farm in Port Lincoln, where the Chief Justice was one of ten children to Greek migrants.

His mother had been involved in the Communist Party in Greece, but her influence was around social values more than politics. 

The Chief Justice talks about his path into law, and what he learned in the early years of practice from some of the most influential people in the profession. 

The Chief Justice also shares his views and insights across a range of issues, including the relationship and tension that exists between government and the courts, PR for the justice system, innovating justice, the training and application process for Judges, breaking down a Judge's decision making process .. and much more.

Coverage of the interview in InDaily: "Do our courts need a hero?"

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