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Call for Expressions of Interest - Chief Judge of the Local Court

Expressions of interest are invited for appointment as Chief Judge of the Local Court in the Northern Territory.

Applicants must satisfy the eligibility requirements specified in s53(2) of the Local Court Act (NT). Beyond those minimum requirements, candidates are expected to have extensive legal experience and enjoy high standing in the legal profession.

The Chief Judge of the Local Court is based in Darwin and currently leads a group of 14 Local Court Judges. This position is expected to commence in the second half of 2019.

Local Court Judges exercise jurisdiction in criminal, civil, child protection, work health and coronial matters. Local Court Judges hold appointment to age 70. The position comes with an attractive remuneration package and further details are available on request.

Local Court Judges are required to travel on regular circuits.

All external applicants will be required to complete the probity checks in accordance with the ‘Judicial Appointments Protocol’. Applicants should check the Local Court website for that Protocol – localcourt.nt.gov.au

All expressions of interest must include full particulars of qualifications and experience. Further information may be obtained from Mr Chris Cox, Executive Director of Courts and Tribunals on (08) 8999 6112 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing date: 1 March 2019

Expressions of interest should be marked "Confidential" and sent to:

Executive Director of Courts & Tribunals

GPO Box 3547

DARWIN NT 0801

Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last modified: 01/02/2019 3:57 PM

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