Justice Salim Joubran

Honorary Life Member

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Former Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme court of Israel. Served as a Supreme Court justice from 2003 until his retirement in 2017 having reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.

In 1982, He left private practice as a lawyer after 12 years to accept an appointment as a judge on Haifa’s Magistrate’s Court, where he served for 11 years. In 1993, he was appointed to Haifa’s district court, and served in that capacity for another 10 years, following which he was elevated to the Supreme Court first as a temporary and then was appointed as the first Arab Israeli permanent judge in the Supreme court.

Joubran was a lecturer at the Law Faculty at the University of Haifa. He served as governor of Israel Rotary, and chairman of the Zeltner Fund for legal research sponsored by Rotary Israel and Tel Aviv University.

Joubran is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Haifa and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy from University of Haifa, “honoris Causa”. Recepient of the “Pursuit for Justice” award by the American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists. Recipient of Yakir Bezalel award.

Joubran is also the President of the Israel Association of Public Law and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the “Kav Mashve” Association for the Advancement of Equality in the Employment of Arab Academics


LLB, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Joubran is an expert on criminal and constitutional law. He was also the first Arab to chair the Central Elections Committee and a Member of the Selection Committee of Judges in Israel.