Congratulations to partner Mike Mika who has been appointed to the NZ Rugby Union Judicial Panel as a Judicial Officer. Mike is on a roster of Judicial Officers who deal with any issues or citings arising from the Mitre10 Cup, Heartland Championship, and Farah Palmer Cup rugby competitions and also all national age group competitions.
A former Manu Samoa, Highlanders and Stags player, Mike is also a member of both the World Rugby Judicial Panel and the SANZAAR Judicial Committee.
As a former rugby player at the highest level and a lawyer, Mike brings a unique set of skills to these positions.
The NZ Rugby Judicial Panel operates a two-tier system – a Duty Judicial Officer (DJO) initially reviews all the evidence in relation to an alleged incident. The DJO then makes a recommendation as to penalty (if any). If the player does not accept the DJO’s decision, the matter then moves to a full Judicial Hearing chaired by the Judicial Officer.
This item was posted on 21 September 2017.