The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from experienced legal practitioners who wish to be considered for appointment as one of two permanent full-time Magistrates of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania.
One position will be based in Burnie. Another will be based in Launceston or Devonport, with the appointee travelling between the two locations on a weekly basis. Applicants should be aware that the Magistrates Court is a state-wide service and the appointee will sit as required by the Chief Magistrate.
To be eligible for appointment a candidate must be an Australian lawyer within the meaning of the Legal Profession Act 2007 of not less than 5 years’ standing as an Australian legal practitioner. A person is not eligible for appointment as a magistrate if he or she has attained the age of 75 years. The Government encourages applications from legal practitioners across Tasmania and Australia.
An Information Package for candidates is available by phoning Ms Kate Mills in the Office of the Secretary, Department of Justice on (03) 6165 4943 or can be accessed under “Expressions of Interest” on the Department’s website at www.justice.tas.gov.au.
Persons lodging an expression of interest are asked to provide a curriculum vitae and the names of three professional and confidential referees.
Expressions of interest should be marked ‘Personal & Confidential’ and addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Ms Ginna Webster
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001
and received by close of business on Wednesday, 15 December 2021.
The appointment will be made in accordance with the Tasmanian Government’s Protocol for Judicial Appointments, which is available on the Department of Justice website at www.justice.tas.gov.au/about/policies/protocol_for_judicial_appointments.
Any questions about the appointment process should be directed to Ms Webster on (03) 6165 4943 or at email@example.com.