Judges at Work

Individual judges explain their roles and the diverse skills and experience they bring to the bench.

  • A different way to deal with sexual violence cases

    Judge Anne Kiernan — Auckland Managing Judge, Sexual Violence Court Pilot Image of Judge Anne Kiernan. Judge Anne Kiernan I am proud to be leading the Sexual Violence Court Pilot at the District...

  • Reflections on change from a long-serving judge

    Judge Patrick Grace — Family Court Judge As a new judge in 1995 I found it a humbling experience to preside over a Family Court hearing and then make a decision that...

  • The constructive role of the judge as a mediator

    Judge Tony Lendrum National Resource Judge for Family and Civil Settlement Conferences Image of Judge Lendrum. A judicial settlement conference is a type of mediation conference convened by a judge. It aims...