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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:

Expression of interest form [PDF, 116 KB]

or you can read more about it in this:

Information booklet [PDF, 149 KB]

NZ Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal Lay Members (Auckland and Hawkes Bay)

The Minister of Justice is seeking expressions of interest from persons resident in the Auckland and Hawkes Bay regions who wish to be considered for the role of part-time Lay Member of the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.

The Tribunal hears and determines professional disciplinary charges laid against a legal or conveyancing practitioner; applications to have persons restored to the roll or register of practitioners, or to allow their employment by a practitioner; appeals against a refusal to issue a practising certificate to a practitioner; and, various associated applications, including orders affecting non-practitioner employees of practitioners.

Lay members cannot be on the register of Conveyancers or on the roll of Barristers and Solicitors.

Application documents

LCDT Lay Members position description [PDF, 91 KB]

LCDT Lay Members expression of interest - PDF [PDF, 249 KB]

LCDT Lay Members expression of interest - Word [DOCX, 30 KB]

Applicants should complete the Expression of Interest form and post or email it, together with a current curriculum vitae and covering letter summarising how they meet the criteria for appointment to:

Ministry of Justice
SX 10088

Attention - Gavin Duffy

Expressions of interest close 5.00 p.m. on Friday 23 November 2018.

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.

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.

All positions are part-time ranging from 25% to 80% of full-time.

Expression of Interest documents

New Zealand Parole Board: Notes for applicants [PDF, 36 KB]

New Zealand Parole Board: Position description [PDF, 99 KB]

New Zealand Parole Board: Expression of interest - PDF [PDF, 105 KB]

New Zealand Parole Board: Expression of interest - Word [DOCX, 17 KB]

The closing date for expressions of interest is 30 November 2018.