Mentors and mentorees
Pacific judicial officers may apply for mentoring by New Zealand judge mentors. This is a relationship where judicial officers can discuss matters relating to their role with a mentor judge. This can be one-on-one mentoring or small groups working with one mentor judge (particularly for lay judicial officers and those sitting in panels).
The type of support and regularity of communication is by agreement between mentor and mentoree to an agreed maximum number of hours. Contact is made by email, Zoom or other video conferencing tool and/or telephone. JPPF can pay for internet access and other costs associated with the mentoring discussions.
The mentoring relationship is confidential. The specific matters you wish to discuss are between you and your mentor. No information is shared with JPPF (other than number of hours worked by your mentor), your Chief Justice, Head of Bench or anyone else.
To apply, please complete the Application for professional development support form.
JPPF is also developing resources to support mentors and mentorees, and will publish these as they are finalised.
See also PJSI's Judicial Mentoring Toolkit, written by Sir Ronald Young.