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Appointment as a District Court, Environment Court or Employment Court Judge

If you wish to register your interest in appointment as a District, Environment or Employment Court Judge you can fill in this form:

Expression of interest form [PDF, 116 KB]

or you can read more about it in this booklet:

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]

 

Community Magistrates - Manawatu/Whanganui/Taranaki

The Minister of Justice is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment as part-time Community Magistrates to be based in the above region.

Community Magistrates were established to relieve the workload of District Court Judges and to improve access to and to increase community involvement in the justice system. 

The office of Community Magistrate is now established under the District Court Act 2016.  Community Magistrates deal with a wide-ranging body of work which could otherwise be allocated to Judges and play a significant and valued role in the modern District Court. 

The ideal applicants will have a background and/or qualifications in law, although practising lawyers are not eligible for appointment.