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District Court Judge appointed

Hon Christopher Finlayson
Attorney-General
29 October
Media Statement

District Court Judge appointed

(Note correction to earlier release: Judge Eivers will be sworn in at Te Teko on Monday 30 November. This version also notes that she is related by marriage to Te Aupouri in the Far North.)

Tauranga solicitor Frances Jean Eivers has been appointed a District Court Judge with a Family Court warrant, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Ms Eivers has been with various law firms since 1985 including several staff solicitor positions in England.

She was a Barrister sole from 1999-2000, in partnership from 2001-2005 and in sole practice from 2005-2007. She has been an Associate with Ronayne Hollister-Jones Lellman since 2007.

She was appointed Counsel for the Child in November 2000 and a Youth Advocate in 2004. She is a founding member of Te Huinga Roia (Maori Law Society), was a Duty Solicitor until 2007. She is a member of the Family Law Section Executive.

Her Tribal affiliation is Ngati Maniapoto and by marriage Te Aupouri but she was born and brought up in Te Teko in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Presently Ms Eivers works in family law.

She will be sworn in at Kokohinau Marae in Te Teko on Monday 30 November and will sit in Manukau.

ENDS

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