Charles Coppel on Elias Godfrey Coppel CMG QC LLD on the Supreme Court of Victoria
On the occasion of his bar mitzvah in 1909, the rabbi predicted that Elias Godfrey ‘Bill’ Coppel (later CMG QC LLD) would become a judge. He had a distinguished legal career, but his judicial appointments were only temporary. Despite serving as an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria for three successive years he was not appointed to a permanent position. This presentation explores his case.
Charles Coppel (Honorary Principal Fellow in History, SHAPS) presented his research on this topic to the SHAPS Fellows & Associates seminar on 24 February 2021. A video recording of the seminar can be accessed below.