The Honourable Justice Glenn C Martin AM

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University Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland (1978)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Queensland (1977)
  • Master of Laws, Queensland University of Technology


  • Member of the Order of Australia (2013)

Judicial Career

  • President, Industrial Court of Queensland (2013-)
  • Judge, Supreme Court of Queensland (2007-)

Pre-judicial Career

  • President, Australian Bar Association (2006-2007)
  • Vice-President, Australian Bar Association (2005-2006)
  • Inaugural Chair, International Council of Advocates and Barrister (2004-2007)
  • Trustee, Edinburgh Trust (2004-2007)
  • President, Bar Association of Queensland (2003-2005)
  • Treasurer, Australian Bar Association (2003-2005)
  • Chair, Forum for Barristers and Advocates (2002-2007)
  • Member, Supreme Court History Program Sub-Committee (2002-)
  • Co-Chair, Inaugural World Conference of Barristers and Advocates (1999-2002)
  • Member, President's Advisory Council, Qld Industrial Court (1998-1999)
  • Chair, Australian Bar Association Conferences (1994-2007)
  • Director, Barristers Services Pty Ltd (1994-1999)
  • Member, Board of Directors, TN! Theatre Co. (1980-1989)
  • Appointed Senior Counsel (1998)
  • Admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1979)
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Supreme Court of Northern Territory, and the Supreme Court of Solomon Islands

Biographical Notes

Glenn Charles Martin was born on 30 December 1955, in Brisbane, Queensland. He was educated at Brisbane State High School, before graduating Bachelor of Arts (1977) and Bachelor of Laws (1978) at the University of Queensland.

On 13 February 1979, Martin was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland, and commenced practice at the bar in Brisbane, taking silk on 16 December 1998. He married Robyn Laurie Solberg on 31 December 1980. They have three sons. He obtained a Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology (1984). He was a member of the board of directors of the TN! Theatre Co (1980-89). Martin served as honorary secretary (198993), vice-president (200103), treasurer (200305) and president (200305) of the Bar Association of Queensland. He also served as vice-president (200506) and president (200607) of the Australian Bar Association and a life member of the Bar Association of Queensland (2011). He was appointed a life member of the Australian Bar Association in 2007. Martin also served as vice president of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Science (19992004).

Martin was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 31 August 2007.

Further biographical details are available on request.

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