Melanie Harland

Justice Melanie Harland is based in the High Court in Auckland. She is married and is the mother of two sons. Justice Harland graduated from Auckland University with a BA in History and German and an LLB, gaining a Senior Prize in Law. She practised in Auckland at the Crown Solicitors office and then moved to Hamilton where she was a litigation partner in a firm for 16 years until her appointment in May 2007 as a District Court Judge with jury and general warrants. Justice Harland was appointed an Alternate Environment Judge in 2008 and a full time Environment Judge in September 2009. Justice Harland was appointed to the High Court in January 2021.

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