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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]

New Zealand Parole Board

Expressions of interest are invited from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a member of the New Zealand Parole Board.  (All member position on the Board are part-time).

The Board is an independent statutory body whose role is principally to consider offenders eligible for release on parole, and to determine the conditions to be imposed on offenders on release, and in some cases monitor compliance with conditions.

The members of the Board are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Attorney-General.  Members hold office for a term of three years, and may, from time to time, be reappointed

Members of the Board will need to have:

  • Knowledge or understanding of the criminal justice system
  • The analytical and decision-making skills necessary to make a balanced and reasonable assessment of the risk an offender may present to the community when released from prison
  • Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the values and mores of cultures other than their own.

An Expression of Interest form and a position description can be found below:

Expressions of interest are sought by Friday 11 February 2022 and should be emailed to General.OLC@justice.govt.nz.