Hon’ble Mr. Justice Kurian Joseph, – Born on 30th November, 1953. Educated at St. Joseph’s U.P. School, Chengal, Kalady, St. Sebastian’s High School, Kanjoor, Bharata Matha College, Thrikkakara, Sree Sankara College, Kalady and the Kerala Law Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. Member of the Academic Council, Kerala University (1977-78), General Secretary, Kerala University Union (1978), Senate Member of Cochin University (1983-85). Began legal practice in 1979 in the High Court of Kerala. Appointed as Government Pleader (1987), Additional Advocate General (1994-96) and designated Senior Advocate in 1996. Elevated as Judge, High Court of Kerala on 12th July, 2000. Was President, Kerala Judicial Academy (2006-08); Chairman of Lakshadweep Legal Services Authority (2008); Chairman, Kerala High Court Legal Services Committee (2006-09); Executive Chairman, Kerala State Legal Services Authority (2009-10); Visitor, National University of Advance Legal Studies, Kochi (2009-10). Served twice as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala. Appointed as Chief Justice of High Court of Himachal Pradesh from 8th February, 2010 to 7th March, 2013. Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 8th March, 2013. Due to retire on 30th November, 2018(F/N).