Judicial officers

Key statues

  • District Court Act 2016
  • Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Act 2004
  • Justices of the Peace Act 1957
  • Senior Courts Act 2016
  • Administration of Justice Act 1928

Key secondary legislation

  • District Court Rules
  • High Court Rules 2016
  • Supreme Court Rules
  • Community Magistrates Regulations 1998

Information/links to recent or currently underway reviews

Ongoing review and consideration of supporting rules by the Rules Committee.

Forward work

The Rules Committee regularly updates Court Rules to improve court practice, including in relation to judicial conduct. Further information on the Rules Committee and its current major projects can be found at:

Courts of NZ: Rule Committee(external link)