District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) Pre-Application Seminar 2024


The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will be launching a selection exercise on 19 March 2024 to recruit 30 District Judges in the Magistrates’ Courts.

Pre-application seminar

This seminar is organised by Judicial Office and will take place online via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 5 March 2024 at 5pm – 6pm for those interested in applying for appointment.

The seminar aims to help applicants be better prepared to make an application and to receive up-to-date guidance and advice on the JAC’s selection process. You will hear from Judicial Office holders and a representative from the JAC.

Please register for this seminar here.

Who should attend?

Judicial office holders and all lawyers (including CILEX lawyers) who have five years’ legal post qualification experience.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of five years’ substantial knowledge and experience in criminal law and procedure.

Applications are particularly welcome from under-represented groups (women, ethnic minority candidates, disabled candidates and solicitors). Training is provided for all appointed.

Click here for more information on the District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) role.

Further queries

If you have any queries regarding the seminar or would like to ask a question to the panel in advance, please email: JudicialHROutreachEvents@judiciary.uk

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