Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Friday that Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 from 6.00am today (Sunday 7 March), the Chief Justice released a Media Statement setting out the court arrangements for the upcoming week.
Last month, two women judges were assassinated in Kabul as they were on their way to their posts in the Supreme Court of Afghanistan. The Court has been advised by security personnel that all women judges are potential targets of violence.
Attorney-General David Parker announced today that an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place in 2021.
Appointments of Queen’s Counsel are made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Attorney-General and with the concurrence of the Chief Justice. The Governor-General retains the discretion to appoint Queen’s Counsel in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the law in fields other than advocacy.