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Much about what happens behind the scenes once civil proceedings are commenced in the High Court remains something of a mystery, even to seasoned litigators.

This On Demand seminar, presented by a High Court Judge, an Associate Judge, the Court Manager of the High Court and a litigator, is a rare opportunity to discover more about the workings of the Court, and to gain a better understanding of the various stages and procedures that may be encountered on the way to a final hearing.

It also provides valuable insights into how to avoid the numerous pitfalls that can occur along the way.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain insights into the general structure and operation of the High Court Registry, the role of case officers in following up on compliance, how and when files get to judges, dealing with interpreters, AVL and court facilities and in the future electronic filing and document management.
  • Learn more about the jurisdiction and powers of Associate Judges in dealing with High Court files and those areas in which they will deal with practitioners directly.
  • Understand better how the Court and Judges deal with the triaging of proceedings, pretrial conferences, complex conferences, priority fixtures, adjournments, consent memoranda, suppression orders, witness managements, costs, sealing judgments and access to court documents.

Who should view?

Junior litigators who may be looking to step up and appear in the High Court for the first time and those who already have appeared and wish to gain further insights into the workings of the Court. 

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


The Honourable Justice Wylie

Associate Judge Bell

John Richardson
Court Manager
High Court (Auckland)

Martin Smith
Gilbert Walker


The Honourable Justice Wylie