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Judiciary announces launch of first online course with King’s College London and FutureLearn
Why not visit the Royal Courts of Justice, in The Strand, central London, on Saturday 21 September, as part of London Open House? Visit the cells, see the legal costume exhibition, hear talks on how a courtroom works, meet court staff and much more. The building is open from 10am-4pm. Event is free but expect long queues. First 100 Years podcast – An Evening in Conversation with Dame Janet Smith DBE and Dame Caroline Swift DBE
One of our judges, HHJ Peter Nathan, has launched a new process for victims of domestic abuse that will pilot in Surrey.  It means they will no longer have to travel to court to get a protective order, but can do it on the phone. Listen to his interview to find out more. Applications for the Deputy High Court Support Programme close on 20 September. Follow this link to apply:
Boost your community engagement – hold a court open day “It’s all well and good saying we must have more representation, but people must put themselves forward.” Agnes Xavier-Phillips JP (pictured) talks to BBC Wales about her role as a magistrate.
Listen to a number of judges talking about the importance of public service

‘Anyone who thinks being a judge might be for them, but perhaps thinks that their face might not fit because of their social background, this is the programme that will change that.’ DHCJ John Kimbell on the Deputy High Court S9 (4) programme.

Dame Victoria Sharp talks to Tina Daheley on Woman’s hour Mrs Justice Thornton : pride and prejudice – why women need to be at the heart of the rule of law
Can anybody become a judge?  “I didn’t go to a private school and I didn’t go to an Oxbridge or a red brick university and there was a time when I thought that part of my background would hold me back…” His Honour Judge Mukherjee talks about perceived challenges District Judge Etherington talks about judges having to develop new skills to help the people in their court
Courts around the UK come in all shapes and sizes and deal with different aspects of the law. Visit for more information about Crown Courts, Court of Appeal, Family Courts, Magistrates Courts and more. Many of these are open to the public New President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Dame Victoria Sharp, is sworn in
The Lord Chief Justice pays tribute to the outgoing President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Brian Leveson, at his valedictory ceremony Lady Justice Nicola Davies on her career and continuing pride in her home country
Why I became a judge: Employment Judge Adenike Balogun Judicial Question Time for schools
Young Advocate of the Year


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