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Justice Judith Potter appointed to High Court of Cook Islands

Justice Judith Potter of Auckland has been appointed a Judge of the High Court of the Cook Islands.

Her warrant commences on 1 September 2012, which post-dates her retirement as a Judge of the High Court of New Zealand.

The announcement, from the Chief Justice of the Cook Islands, Chief Justice Weston, says Justice Potter will be the second woman so appointed, with Justice Christine Grice being the first.

Justice Potter has sat as a Judge in New Zealand for 15 years, following her appointment in 1997. She practised in commercial law before her appointment and was the first woman President of the New Zealand Law Society, from 1990 to 1993.

Her appointment is a part-time position. The Court mainly sits in Rarotonga. It is likely that Justice Potter's first sitting will be early in 2013.

Last updated on the 17th August 2012