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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 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]

Appointment as Disputes Tribunal Referee - Wellington

There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Wellington 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.

Disputes Tribunal Referee Information Pack - Wellington [PDF, 218 KB]

Nominations are to be made to:

The Principal Disputes Referee:

DX SX 11159, Wellington,
Ph: (04) 462 6695,
or email Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Nominations must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Appointment as Relief Coroner - Palmerston North

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a relief coroner based at Palmerston North .

Relief coroners are appointed under section 104 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.

Candidates 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.

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

Applications close on Friday 16 April 2021.

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

Appointment as Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment as the Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS).

The IGIS is a statutory office established to provide independent oversight of the intelligence and security agencies to ensure that those agencies act with propriety and operate lawfully and effectively.  The intelligence and security agencies are the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau.

Under Section 164 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 the Deputy IGIS is appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the House of Representatives.  Appointment is for a term up to three years and may be renewed.

Application documents

Position description [DOCX, 68 KB]

Expression of interest [DOCX, 28 KB]

Applications close at 4.30 pm Wednesday 7 April 2021.

Please email your completed application forms, curriculum vitae and a covering letter to General.OLC@justice.govt.nz

or post to:

Appointments and Specialist Functions Unit
Ministry of Justice
SX10088
WELLINGTON

Appointment as Deputy Legal Complaints Review Officer (Auckland)

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment as a full-time Deputy Legal Complaints Review Officer (LCRO). Under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, the appointment to this position is made by the Minister of Justice, in consultation with the New Zealand Law Society and the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers.

As a Deputy LCRO you will provide independent oversight and review of the decisions of the Standards Committees of the NZ Law Society and the NZ Society of Conveyancers, which handle complaints in the first instance.

To be appointed a Deputy LCRO, you must not be practising as a lawyer or conveyancer at the time of appointment, however applicants will be required to have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand legal environment, and a familiarity with the professional conduct issues that arise in day to day legal practice.

Application documents

Position description [DOCX, 22 KB]

Expression of interest [DOCX, 28 KB]

Applications close at 4.30 pm Wednesday 31 March 2021.

Please email your completed application forms, curriculum vitae and a covering letter to General.OLC@justice.govt.nz

or post to:

Appointments and Specialist Functions Unit
Ministry of Justice
SX10088
WELLINGTON

Appointment as Kaikōmihana Ture - Law Commissioner

Expressions are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission under section 9 of the Law Commission Act 1985.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a demonstrable general interest in the law of Aotearoa New Zealand and its foundations
  • the ability to research, absorb and analyse complex material, identify and analyse issues, weigh competing policy options and make considered decisions
  • highly effective oral and written communication skills
  • mental agility and demonstrable clarity of thought
  • demonstrated management, administrative and organisational skills, including in relation to coaching and performance appraisal
  • the ability to lead one or more law reform projects, including supervising the mahi of project teams on a daily basis and ensuring timely delivery of high-quality work product from the Commission
  • the ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships, both within the organisation and externally.

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

The appointment will be based in Wellington.

Applications close on Friday 12 March 2021.

Please email your expression of interest, declaration, current curriculum vitae and covering letter to:

 

philip.gini@justice.govt.nz OR 

 

Post to:

 

Philip Gini
Statutory Appointments
Te Tāhū o te Ture - Ministry of Justice
SX 10088
WELLINGTON

Law Commissioner Position Description [DOCX, 28 KB]

Law Commissioner Expression of Interest forms  [DOCX, 29 KB]

Appointment as Disputes Tribunal Referee - Waikato

 There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Waikato 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.

Disputes Tribunal Referee Information Pack - Waikato [PDF, 218 KB]

Nominations are to be made to:

The Principal Disputes Referee:

DX SX 11159, Wellington,
Ph: (04) 462 6695,
or email Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Nominations must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Monday 29 March 2021.

Appointment as Tenancy Adjudicator - Gisborne

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Gisborne area.

This is a part-time position with a standard commitment of one day per week, but more days may be available if desired. Some flexibility may be necessary to fit the demands of the roster.

This position will cover a range of court locations.  Please refer to the application pack below for detailed information.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication.  Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties.  They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions.  Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy.  Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

For more information about these positions, contact Tania Togiatama.  Email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz or phone 07 921 7478.

Tenancy Adjudicator Gisborne Application pack [DOC, 75 KB]

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 15 April 2021.

Appointment as Tenancy Adjudicator - Wellington

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Wellington area.

This is a part-time position with a standard commitment of one to two days per week, but more days may be available if desired. Some flexibility may be necessary to fit the demands of the roster.

This position will cover a range of court locations.  Please refer to the application pack below for detailed information.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication.  Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties.  They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions.  Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy.  Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

For more information about these positions, contact Tania Togiatama.  Email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz or phone 07 921 7478.

Tenancy Adjudicator Wellington Application pack [DOC, 75 KB]

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 15 April 2021.

Appointment as Tenancy Adjudicator - Palmerston North/Whanganui

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Manawatu area.

This is a part-time position with a standard commitment of one to two days per week, but more days may be available if desired. Some flexibility may be necessary to fit the demands of the roster.

This position will cover a range of court locations.  Please refer to the application pack below for detailed information.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication.  Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties.  They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions.  Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy.  Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

For more information about these positions, contact Tania Togiatama.  Email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz or phone 07 921 7478.

Tenancy Adjudicator Palmerston North/Whanganui Application pack [DOC, 75 KB]

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 15 April 2021.