of 'life and work experience'
It is unclear if the survey results will be made public. (file pic) Photo: RNZ / 123RF
It comes after RNZ's Is This Justice revealed nine out of 10 judges in the High Court and Court of Appeal are Pākehā, and most are men.
The only information currently collected by the Ministry of Justice about all judges is their gender, ethnicity and age, though Crown Law collects some information about the legal experience of senior court judges immediately prior to being appointed.
According to a Stuff report, citing a leaked email to her colleagues, Chief Justice Dame Helen Winkelmann said recent media coverage had "created inaccurate narratives" about the make-up of the judiciary.
The Chief Justice did not respond to RNZ's questions asking what the "inaccurate narratives" were in RNZ's reporting of the issue.
Link to article: Judges being surveyed to boost understanding of 'life and work experience' (msn.com)