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Videos: District Judges talk about their work

Over 400 District Judges exercise a civil and family jurisdiction in the county courts and district registries of the High Court throughout England and Wales.

For those thinking of applying to become a District Judge we asked serving judges from around the country why they applied and what their experience has been.

Thanks to District Judges: Sarah Cove; Keith Etherington; Howard Kemp, Shanti Mauger, Marshall Phillips, Nicola Shaw, Luigi Sterlini.

Click on the titles to watch the video – each lasts four to eight minutes.

DJ Sterlini  

The working day of a District judge (external link, opens in a new tab)
The daily list of a District Judge is always varied

DJ Shaw  

Why become a District Judge? (external link, opens in a new tab)
The judges talk about their backgrounds and reasons for applying

DJ Etherington  

What support is there for District Judges? (external link, opens in a new tab)
Training and the help of fellow judges

DJ Cove  

What are the challenges for a District Judge? (external link, opens in a new tab)
The variety of work and running a courtroom

DJ Kemp  

Opportunities for District Judges (external link, opens in a new tab)
Differing specialisms and other roles

DJ Mauger  

District Judges: working with people (external link, opens in a new tab)
The judges reflect on the wider implications of the job they do