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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 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

Law Commissioner Position Description [DOCX, 28 KB]

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

Appointment as an Environment Commissioner

Expressions of interest are sought for appointment as an Environment Commissioner in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, however, there is some flexibility as to where the successful candidate may reside.

This can be a full or part-time position.

Please refer to the application pack below for detailed information and a position description. All expressions of interest must be accompanied by a detailed candidate CV.

Expressions of interest for this role close at 5.00 pm Wednesday 24 February. Note that persons who have filed expressions of interest for Auckland roles within the last two years will also be considered, however, you are welcome to submit updated information.

Applications can be accepted by email and should be made to judicialappointments@justice.govt.nz.

Telephone enquiries can be made to 04 473 3890 or 0800 473 389.

Environment Commissioner Auckland - Application Pack [DOCX, 44 KB]