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Appointment as a District Court Judge

If you wish to register your interest in appointment as a District Court Judge you can fill in this:

Expression of interest form [PDF, 116 KB]

or you can read more about it in this:

Judicial appointments information booklet [PDF, 360 KB]

Appointment to the High Court Bench

If you wish to register your interest in appointment as a High Court Judge or Associate Judge you can fill in this form:

Expression of interest form [DOCX, 26 KB]

or you can read more about the protocol here:

Appointments protocol [PDF, 143 KB]

Coroner: Auckland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a Coroner based at Auckland.

Coroners are appointed under section 103 of the Coroners Act 2006. To be appointed as a Coroner the Act requires that the appointee must have held a practising certificate as a barrister or solicitor for at least 5 years.

Coroners must also be able to demonstrate:

  • an advanced knowledge of, or high level of interest in learning about, coronial law and coronial systems and practices
  • an ability to gather, absorb and weigh evidence from a wide variety of disciplines and sources, to produce timely findings that are robust and credible
  • highly developed written communication skills
  • good community liaison skills and an understanding of the need to take account of various religious and cultural perspectives, including those of Māori, in performing the duties of coroner
  • A high level of competence and confidence in the use of technological aids including in particular computer skills
  • high personal and professional standards
  • an ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration with other coroners and coronial services staff
  • ability to work under pressure for sustained periods of time including out of normal business hours on a nationally rostered basis.

The position will be a full-time with the salary and allowances set independently by the Remuneration Authority.

A comprehensive programme of professional development will be provided to support the successful candidate in meeting the requirements of the role.

The appointment will be Auckland based but there is an expectation of flexibility to cover other areas both remotely and by travel.

Applications close on Friday 21 August 2020.

Please email your expression of interest, declaration and current curriculum vitae to phil.gini@justice.govt.nz.

Coroner Position Description [DOCX, 22 KB]

Coroner Expression of Interest forms [DOC, 34 KB]

Referees, Disputes Tribunal - Rotorua

There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Rotorua Region. Members of the public are invited to submit the names of persons who are considered suitable for appointment as Referee.

Nominations must be sent in writing or by email. They must contain the name, address, telephone number and email address of both the nominator and the person being nominated.

Once a nomination has been received, the person who is nominated will be sent an application pack with details relating to the position and how to apply for it.

Further information can be found in the following information pack:

Referees Disputes Tribunal Rotorua information pack [PDF, 66 KB]

Nominations are to be made to:

The Principal Disputes Referee
DX SX 11159

Email: Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz
Phone: (04) 462 6695

Nominations must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Monday 7 September 2020.