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La-Verne King to sit on district court
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Tai Tokerau lawyer La-Verne King has been appointed as a District Court Judge in Northland.

Judge King, from Ngātikahu ki Whangaroa and Ngāti Paoa, was admitted to the Bar in 1989.

She was one of the founders of the first Māori and Pasifika women law firm, KAM Legal, in 1994.

In 2007 she returned to the Far North and established Doubtless Bay Law.

In August 2018 she was appointed a member of the Independent Panel considering the 2014 Family Justice Reforms.

Judge King will be sworn in next May.

She will also have jurisdiction as a Family Court Judge.


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