The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is established under the Territorial Court Act (s.5.3) for the purpose of making recommendations to the Commissioner in Executive Council for the appointment of judges and deputy judges of the Territorial Court.
When a judicial vacancy occurs, the Minister of Justice may ask the Committee to make a recommendation. The Committee is responsible to advertise the vacancy, review and assess all applications, and provide a ranked list of candidates to the Commissioner in Executive Council. The Commissioner in Executive Council may only appoint a candidate who was recommended by the Committee.
The Committee also considers applications for appointment as Deputy Judge of the Territorial Court.
Current membership of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee can be found here.