EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
TO BE APPOINTED TO THE BENCH OF THE HIGH COURT
Section 94 of the Senior Courts Act specifies that no person shall be appointed a Judge of the High Court
or an Associate Judge of the High Court unless he or she has held a practising certificate as a barrister
or solicitor for at least seven years or has similar legal experience. The information in this form should
be a supplement to a more extensive work and personal history contained in a curriculum vitae. This
form provides an opportunity to highlight experience which is of particular relevance to the criteria on
which appointments will be made.
Personal details
Full name
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Full postal address (the address to which mail should be sent)
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Contact telephone no. _____________________________ Fax ________________________________
Email ______________________________________________________
Do not supply any contact details that you do not wish to have used.
Date of birth _______________________________________
Day Month Year
The following information is gathered for statistical purposes.
Are you Male Female
Are you a New Zealand Citizen? Yes No
If not, please specify your citizenship: _____________________________________________________
Ethnicity:
NZ Māori Chinese NZ European or Pākehā
Samoan Indian Other European which of these groups:
Cook Island Māori Other please state ethic group English Scottish
Tongan Dutch Irish
Niuean ________________________ Australian
Iwi _________________________________________________________________________________
Tick as many as you need to show to which ethnic group(s) you belong.
Academic qualifications and attainments
Qualification Institution Country Years Year completed or ongoing
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Work history
Date of admission in New Zealand________________________________________________________
Please provide here a brief description of your overall experience, for example, areas of specialisation.
Include full details of employers, dates of employment, your positions and areas of work, periods of
partnership and self employment in your curriculum vitae.
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Please indicate, by ticking the boxes, the extent of your experience in the following:
Court Civil Criminal Details, including number of appearances
Supreme Court ______________________________________
Court of Appeal ______________________________________
Court Civil Criminal Details, including total years’ experience
High Court
Appellant work ______________________________________
High Court ______________________________________
District Court ______________________________________
Total
Family Court _____________________________________________________________
Youth Court _____________________________________________________________
Environment Court _____________________________________________________________
Employment Court _____________________________________________________________
Māori Land Court _____________________________________________________________
Tribunals (specify) _____________________________________________________________
Alternative Dispute _____________________________________________________________
Resolution
Commissions of Inquiry/
Ministerial Committees
or similar forums _____________________________________________________________
Please give highlights of your career whether legal or non legal. For example, significant reported
decisions or personal achievements.
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Professional memberships
Professional bodies, legal and non-legal, you belong to. Indicate if you have held office.
Organisation Office/s held Years
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Publications
Please list any major published works of a legal nature.
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Community activities
Please give details (including any offices you have held) of your involvement with any
community groups and activities or in pro bono work.
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Appointment
Please specify the role to which you think your skills are best suited:
Judge of the High Court
Associate Judge of the High Court
Please specify the location(s) in which you are willing to reside:
Auckland Christchurch Wellington
Consent
I understand and consent to my Expression of Interest form, my curriculum vitae and any other material
supplied being held by the Attorney-General’s Judicial Appointments Unit and being used to assess
whether I may be appointed to the High Court Bench.
I consent to my name being passed to the President of the New Zealand Law Society as part of the
consultation process and I understand that the President may in turn consult, on a confidential basis,
Presidents of relevant District Law Societies and/or respected and trustworthy practitioners.
I consent to my name being passed to the Chief Justice, Chief High Court Judge or the President of the
Court of Appeal and others deemed appropriate by them, or by the Attorney-General or Solicitor-General
as part of the consultation process.
I understand that my Expression of Interest form, my curriculum vitae, and any other material supplied
and held by the Attorney-General’s Judicial Appointments Unit may be referred to by the Chief Justice,
Attorney-General or Solicitor-General if, and after, I have been appointed to the High Court Bench, for
judicial administrative purposes.
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Signature Date
Please mark your expression of interest ‘Confidential’ and address it to:
The Attorney-General’s Judicial Appointments Unit
SX 10088
WELLINGTON
Ph: 04 473 3890 or 0800 473 389
Fax: 04 473 3891 Email judicialappointments@justice.govt.nz
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Information provided pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993
Under the terms of the Privacy Act 1993, we are required to inform you that:
The information you have provided is being collected for the purpose of filling a position as a Judge or
an Associate Judge of the High Court and is needed to assess your suitable to fill that position. The
information may be checked by reference to those persons listed above.
You have rights of access to the information held about yourself and you have the right to request
corrections to this information; however, comments made by other people about your suitability may not
be available if these people have been promised that their comments will be treated confidentially. This
will often be the case.
The information may be used for judicial administrative purposes by, for example, the Chief Justice, if
you are appointed.
The information will be kept for as long as it is required for the purposes for which it has been obtained.
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