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Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from distinguished legal practitioners who wish to be considered for appointment to Judicial Office as Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania. The position will become available in November 2017.

The qualifications for appointment are set out in detail in section 4 of the Supreme Court Act 1887 (Tas) but in summary candidates must be:

  • at least 35 years of age; and
  • an Australian Lawyer of not less than 10 years standing; or
  • a judge, or former judge, of the Supreme Court of another Australian State or New Zealand; or
  • a magistrate

For more information about this position please refer to the Information package (docx, 1.3 MB). Applicants are also encouraged to read the the Protocol for Judicial Appointments.

Expressions of interest

Responses must contain a curriculum vitae and should contain the names of three (3) professional and confidential referees. Applicants may refer to the published selection criteria when completing their expression of interest. Assessments will be made against these criteria as a minimum for all judicial appointments. They should be marked “PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL” and sent to:

Simon Overland
Personal & Confidential
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
Hobart Tasmania 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 14 July 2017. Applications will be acknowledged when received.