Elkaim joins ACT Supreme Court

FORMER NSW District Court judge Michael Elkaim joined the bench as the ACT’s fifth resident Supreme Court justice and the only Jewish judge in the ACT earlier this month.

Elkaim told The AJN that he enjoyed his time on the NSW District Court bench, to which he was appointed in 2008, but is “very pleased to have worked my way up to a Supreme Court position”.

Elkaim has 30 years’ experience as a barrister, practising in common, family, criminal and commercial law, as well as criminal, appellate and civil matters.

“I hope my background will assist me [in the Supreme Court] but I think my experience as a judge of the District Court will be of more assistance,” he said.

“I felt honoured to have succeeded against a wide range of applicants,” Elkaim said, adding that the interview process was “comprehensive but fair”.

Read the full story by Yael Brender in the Australian Jewish News.