Attorney-General, David Parker is calling for nominations and expressions of interest in appointment to the High Court Bench.
“It is important that when appointments are made, a range of factors are considered,” Mr Parker said today.
“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 his consideration for appointment, the Attorney-General said.
“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).