Penelope Kari has been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Ms Kari graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide in 2000 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2001. Ms Kari spent the majority of her early career as a solicitor with David Burrell & Co in Adelaide, specialising in family law and spent a two year period with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
Ms Kari was called to the South Australian Bar in 2011. At the Bar, she has continued to develop expertise in family law, which she has shared as the Coach and Family Law Unit Coordinator for the South Australian Bar Association Bar Readers Course since 2014.