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Welcome to the Judicial Careers Portal

The purpose of this careers portal is to provide all judges and legal practitioners a platform and comprehensive resource to explore future judicial roles. You will find upcoming vacancies, news, events along with support material and training that includes judicial shadowing and mentoring and seminars. We hope you find it of assistance.

Message from Lady Justice Simler

The role of the Judicial Diversity Committee is to support the Lord Chief Justice in encouraging greater personal and professional diversity within the judiciary. The Committee has decided to develop a portal for judges and members of all legal professions who may be interested in judicial careers.

We hope to provide them with an opportunity to learn more about the different judicial roles that are open to suitably qualified candidates.

It is also hoped that the portal will provide useful information about the judiciary and details of support programmes and seminars that are available to judges to enhance their own career development. The Committee hopes that you will find this portal useful and will be inspired to consider applying for judicial appointment.

Ingrid Simler
Judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Latest News

Updates to the Judicial Careers

The Honourable Mrs Justice Falk DBE spoke about modern judging, her experience as a High Court judge having followed an unconventional path to the High Court, the selection of judges, and some lessons learned from the pandemic for the conduct of proceedings.

Judge Head-Rapson explains the benefits of being a mentor. Further videos can be found in the judicial mentoring scheme section.

Candidates who have been through the JWSS sharing their experiences. Further videos can be found in the judicial work shadowing section.