Justice Kurian Joseph and sitting judge Justice K. S.Radhakrishnan will now be a Keralite duo at the Supreme Court.
Mr. Kurian Joseph will be sworn as Supreme Court Judge on March 8.
Besides serving as a member of the Academic Council, University of Kerala during 1977-78, Mr. Kurian had functioned as General Secretary of the Kerala University Union in 1978. Starting his legal practice in 1979, he served as government pleader in 1987.
Mr. Kurian Joseph had also functioned as Additional Advocate General from 1994 to 96 at the Kerala High Court. He had been designated as Senior Advocate in 1996.
Appointed judge of the Kerala High Court in 2000, Mr. Kurian had functioned as Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on two occasions. It was in February 2010 that he had been elevated as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
Mr. Kurian Joseph always believes that people have high expectations from judiciary and it should play a pro-active role to meet their aspirations. “The judiciary has been entrusted the vital task of establishing truth and it was the prime duty of every judge to uphold it,” he had said at a function held recently in Shimla.
Suave and affable, he endeared himself to the lawyers in Himachal Pradesh soon after taking over as Chief Justice. Even a recommendation to transfer him out of the Himachal Pradesh had been strongly resisted by the Bar of the entire state.