New Zealand Law Society - Employment Court Judge - Auckland/Wellington

Employment Court Judge - Auckland/Wellington

The Attorney-General wishes to hear from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for appointment as a Judge of the Employment Court, based in Auckland or Wellington. Persons appointed to the Employment Court must have held a practising certificate as a barrister or solicitor for at least seven years or otherwise as set out in section 200 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. 

The position will suit someone with a particular interest in, and knowledge of, New Zealand’s employment law. The criteria for judicial appointment includes:

  • Sound knowledge of the law and experience of its application
  • Qualities of character such as personal honesty and integrity, impartiality, good judgment and independence
  • Aware of and sensitive to the diversity of modern New Zealand society
  • Ability to assist persons to resolve litigation other than by judgment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to absorb and analyse complex and competing factual and legal material
  • Ability to work hard, efficiently and under pressure
  • Aware of the special characteristics of employment relationships. 

A copy of the document setting out the process and criteria for appointment and a copy of the Expression of Interest form are available on the website.

Persons interested in appointment are asked to complete an Expression of Interest form, provide a curriculum vitae and submit them to the Judicial Appointments Unit by 28 March 2023.

All expressions of interest will be handled with the highest degree of confidentiality.

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