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Posted 24 September 2015 - 11:31 AM

THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF NEW ZEALAND IS ARMENIAN SIAN SEERPOOHI ELIAS

September 23, 2015

Dame Sian Seerpoohi Elias, born March 13, 1949, is the 12th and
current Chief Justice of New Zealand, and is therefore the most senior
member of the country's judiciary. She is the presiding judge of the
Supreme Court of New Zealand. As Chief Justice, she also acts as the
Administrator of the Government (acting Governor-General) when the
position of Governor-General is vacant or if the Governor-General
is overseas. Elias has held the position of Administrator of the
Government from March 22, 2001 until April 4, 2001, and again from
August 4, 2006, until August 23, 2006.

Born in London in the United Kingdom of an Armenian father and a Welsh
mother (hence her Welsh forename and surname), Elias attended Diocesan
School for Girls in Auckland. She completed a law degree from the
University of Auckland in 1970, and then undertook further study at
Stanford University. She took up employment with an Auckland law firm
in 1972, beginning her career as a barrister three years later. She
also served as a member of the Motor Sports Licensing Appeal Authority
and of the Working Party on the Environment. She served as a Law
Commissioner from 1984 to 1988. Elias is also known for her work in
relation to various Treaty-related cases. In 1990, she was awarded
a New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal in recognition of her services.

She was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1988 and a judge of the High
Court in 1995. Justice Elias became Chief Justice in 1999, and was
awarded the GNZM the same year. Dame Sian became a member of the
Supreme Court on its establishment in January 2004.

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