Attorney-General David Parker today called for nominations and expressions of interest in appointment to the High Court Bench.
This is a process conducted at least every three years and ensures the Attorney-General has up to date information from which to make High Court appointments.
“It is important that when appointments are made, a range of factors are considered. These include skill and experience in life and in law, the person’s character, and their experience and understanding of the communities they will serve as judges,” David Parker said.
“Calling for nominations as well as seeking individual expressions of interest allows for the widest net to be cast for my consideration for appointment. This open process gives us the best chance of considering lawyers from diverse backgrounds and with a range of life and work experience.”
The process is in accordance with the Attorney-General’s 2013 published protocol Judicial-Appointments-Protocol-2019.pdf (justice.govt.nz).
The process is conducted on the Attorney-General’s behalf by the Solicitor-General.