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Rainbow Speaker

2021 Rainbow Speaker Event was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Justice Muir was going to share his experiences being openly gay working in the legal profession, and his work towards homosexual law reform.

Justice Muir graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Auckland University in 1981 and became a staff solicitor with Holmden Horrocks & Co in Auckland. In 1984 he took leave from Holmden Horrocks for postgraduate studies at the University of Virginia, graduating with an LLM. In 1985 Justice Muir joined the partnership of Holmden Horrocks, working in civil litigation. He left that firm in 1988 to join the partnership of Buddle Findlay, based in their Auckland office and specialising in commercial and banking litigation. Justice Muir went to the independent bar in 1994 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013. Justice Muir was appointed a High Court Judge in 2014 and is based in Auckland. Justice Muir was the first openly gay High Court judge in New Zealand.

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