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 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.

Justice Katzmann was a director of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (TJMF) (later Minds Count) from its inception in 2009 until 2019 and a director of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) from 2013 until 2018. She is currently the Chair of the Governing Council of NeuRA. Her Honour is also a member of the Advisory Committee to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

In 2019 she was awarded a Doctorate of Laws (honoris causa) by the University of New South Wales for eminent service to the community.

Associateship applications

Justice Katzmann has appointed her associate for 2024/2025 and as her Honour retires in 2025 will no longer be accepting applications.

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.


Updated 28 July 2023