VIFM Council Member
Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth
Nominee of the Chief Justice
Elizabeth Hollingworth studied law in Western Australia, and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. She was a solicitor for four years, until she joined the Victorian Bar in 1991. She was appointed senior counsel in 2002.
She is a current or past member of various bodies, including the International Commission of Jurists, the Council of Legal Education and the Public Interest Law Clearing House. She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, and an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
She has taught judges, practitioners and students in a broad range of subjects, including advocacy, evidence, procedure and judgment writing. Appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2004, she sits in criminal and civil trials and appeals. She is the Principal Judge in the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court.