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Change of venue: Judicial Diversity Seminar will now be held at Newcastle Crown Court


A workshop for lawyers thinking of applying for a first-time judicial appointment will be held at Newcastle Crown Court on 21 February 2019 from 5-7.30pm.

The event – specially designed for suitably-qualified legal professionals who meet the eligibility criteria – is part of the Judicial Diversity Committee’s support programme to encourage greater diversity within the judiciary.

Its aim is to ensure that first time applicants are better prepared for the selection process, thus increasing their chances of success.

There will be up-to-date guidance and advice on the JAC’s selection process, and an opportunity to hear two serving judges talk about their experience of judicial office.

Confirm your eligibility and register

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated to those eligible on a first come first served basis.



This opportunity is open to suitably qualified legal professionals who come from one of the following groups currently under-represented groups in the judiciary:

  • Women
  • BAME
  • If you attended a state school and/or are first generation in your family to go to University (Social mobility)
  • Legal academics
  • Solicitors

Please note you must also have a minimum of seven years post qualification experience and have the intention of applying for a judicial post within the next 18 months.

No litigation experience is required.

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