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There are presently 14 Judges of the Local Court appointed in the Northern Territory . The Chief Judge and eight Judges are based in Darwin, four Judges in Alice Springs and one in Katherine. They travel extensively to many other centres and communities to hold court sittings. Judges are appointed by the Attorney General from suitable candidates. To be eligible candidates must hold sufficient legal qualifications and have at least five years experience as a lawyer.

Law students can find links to legislation and court decisions. For law graduates wishing to inquire about admission please contact the Supreme Court Registry.


Tours of the Court
The majority of Courts are open to the public and school visits are encouraged.
A visit of the Local Court in Darwin can be arranged by contacting the Court Liaison & Education Officer on (08) 8999 5295.

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