David Jones graduated from Parade College in 1958 after matriculating with a Commonwealth Government scholarship. He excelled in the College’s sports programs representing the College in 1st XVIII football, cricket, and athletics. David was a member of the prefect team.
David accepted a place in a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Melbourne. This was the beginning of an outstanding and diverse career in law. From commercial and personal injuries litigation, President of the Law Institute of Victoria, Chairman of the Legal Aid Commission, which he was heavily involved in creating, and the Australian Broadcasting Commission, David was appointed a County Court Judge in 1985 and remained a Judge until 2002. In his role with the judiciary, David was a model for the efficient, courteous and just conduct of both criminal and civil trials.
David’s dedication to the legal system saw him carry out responsibilities as President of the Accident Compensation Tribunal and President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. After retiring from the Bench, David remained active by overseeing Government reviews and chairing the AFL Tribunal and Anti-Doping Tribunal.
Peer Year | 1958
Inducted | 2023