The Hon John Leslie SNADEN

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 29.04.2019
Location: Melbourne

John Leslie Snaden was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia on 29 April 2019.

Justice Snaden graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1999 with an LLB and BCom (General Management). Upon graduating, he was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2000. Between 2000 and 2005, he practiced as a solicitor, first at Tanya Cirkovic & Associates, and later at Clayton Utz.

Prior to accepting his appointment, Justice Snaden was a member of the Victorian Bar, where he practiced principally in industrial relations and employment law. His practice spanned the breadth of the country, across all jurisdictions.


Justice Snaden generally appoints associates for 12-month periods commencing mid-year.

Candidates interested in applying for the position as his Honour's associate in 2022 are invited to send a covering letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcript and referee contact details to marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Snaden.

Successful candidates will boast excellent academic credentials, a proven capacity to work under pressure, a willingness to travel, the ability to adapt to changing environments, and sound research and proofing skills. Post-university legal experience will be ideal.

If you have any queries in relation to the associateship position or the recruitment process, please email the Executive Assistant at the address above.