The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will be launching a selection exercise in September 2022, to recruit Deputy District Judges.
The seminar will take place online via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 8 September 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 also hear from serving Deputy District Judges and a representative for the JAC.
Who should attend?
All lawyers and judicial office holders interested in applying for a DDJ role can attend. Applications are particularly welcome from under-represented groups.
5 years’ legal post qualification experience is needed for those seeking appointment to the role through the JAC’s selection exercise.
Deputy District Judges are appointed by the Lord Chancellor after a fair and open competition administered by the JAC, and the statutory qualification is the same as that for appointment as a District Judge – a minimum of five years’ right of audience in any part of the Supreme Court, or all proceedings in county courts or magistrates’ courts.
Deputy District Judges (DDJ) sit on a fee-paid basis in the county courts and district registries of the High Court. As a DDJ you will usually be required to make yourself available for 30 sitting days a year. This figure may vary in accordance with business needs and change from time to time. In general, the jurisdiction is the same as that of a District Judge.
For more information on the DDJ role please visit District judge | Courts and Tribunals Judiciary
If you have any queries regarding the seminar or would like to ask a question to the panel in advance, please email: JudicialHRDiversityEvents@judiciary.uk