The Hon Steven David RARES

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 2.2.2006
Location: Sydney

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory – Additional 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.

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.