The Hon Anna Judith KATZMANN

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 1.2.2010
Location: Sydney

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

Anna Judith Katzmann was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in October 2009 with effect from 1 February 2010. At the time of her appointment she was a practising Senior Counsel at the Sydney Bar and the President of the NSW Bar Association.

Justice Katzmann graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1979 with the degrees of BA (Hons) and LLB. She was admitted to the Bar in NSW in December 1979 and practised as a barrister from July 1980 until her appointment. Between 1980 and 1983 Justice Katzmann was also employed as an Associate Lecturer, then Lecturer at the NSW Institute of Technology, Sydney (now University of Technology, Sydney). In 1997 she was appointed Senior Counsel and in 2002 she was named by the Women Lawyers Association as a ‘woman lawyer of achievement’. She was the Patron of the NSW Young Lawyers for 2012.

Justice Katzmann is currently a director of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (TJMF), an Inaugural Member of the NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia) Advisory Council and a member of the Advisory Committee to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Justice Katzmann served on the Council of the NSW Bar Association for a continuous period of 15 years during which she held all Executive positions culminating in her election as President in 2007 and 2008.

Associateship applications

Justice Katzmann has now appointed her associates for 2020 and 2021. Justice Katzmann invites those interested in being considered for the position in 2022 or 2023 to apply to her chambers by 31 January 2021. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in legal practice. Applicants will be interviewed in early 2021. Applications should take the form of a one page cover letter, brief CV and university transcript. 

General information about associate positions can be found on the Judges' Associates page of the Federal Court website. If you have any queries in relation to the process, please send an email to marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Katzmann.