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The ACT Government is seeking expressions of interest for appointment to the judicial council. The council’s principal role is to investigate complaints about ACT judges and magistrates. The council has four members, including the Chief Justice, the Chief Magistrate, and a representative of the ACT legal profession.
The fourth judicial council member is selected from the community on the basis of their qualifications and experience (see section 5C(1)(b) of the Judicial Commissions Act 1994 (ACT)). Note – since the other members of the judicial council are lawyers, preference for appointment to this position will be given to non-lawyers.
The appointment will commence on 1 January 2018 for a term of three years. The role will involve attendance at judicial council meetings, which take place approximately once every two months depending on workload, as well as consideration of papers out of session.
In order to lodge an expression