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2020/21 Applications Open for High Court Judicial Assistant Scheme

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The High Court of England and Wales has launched the recruitment round for the 20/21 intake of the Judicial Assistants (JA) scheme.

The role of JA offers those in the early years of their professional practice a ringside view of the trial process and first instance decision-making from the perspective of the judge, for the most complex, high value and often high-profile cases.

Aimed at qualified barristers and solicitors in the early stages of their legal career, applications will be invited from those able to demonstrate an outstanding intellectual ability, excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage large and complicated workloads, as well as a high level of professional integrity.

A full job description, application form and Diversity Questionnaire are attached below. The closing date for applications – which should be emailed, along with the Diversity Questionnaire, to HighCourtJAScheme@judiciary.uk – is 5pm on Friday, 12th June 2020.

Candidates will be asked to express their preference(s) in terms of the jurisdiction and courts in which they would wish to be placed, and as to the duration and timing of their placement.

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