The Hon Steven David RARES
Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 2.2.2006
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory – Additional Judge
Supreme Court of Norfolk Island - Judge
Steven Rares was appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Australia in 2006. He is also an additional judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and a judge of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island.
He graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney and after two years working in a solicitors’ firm he was called to the New South Wales Bar in 1980. He was appointed a Senior Counsel in 1993. In 2004 and 2005 he was a member of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales.
Justice Rares is currently a National co-convening judge and the New South Wales registry convening judge for the Admiralty and Maritime National Practice Area and a member of the Comité Maritime International’s International Working Group on Offshore Activities. Between October 2014 and October 2016, he was President of the Judicial Conference of Australia. He is a Deputy President and a member of the Board of Management of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration. He is also the Chairman of the Consultative Council for Australian Law Reporting.