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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]

Referees, Disputes Tribunal, New Plymouth

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

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 30 August 2021, late nominations will not be accepted.

Disputes Tribunal Information Pack New Plymouth August 2021 [PDF, 218 KB]

Referees, Disputes Tribunal, Whanganui

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

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 30 August 2021, late nominations will not be accepted.

Disputes Tribunal Information Pack Whanganui August 2021 [PDF, 218 KB]