The Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme (JWSS) and Judicial Mentoring Scheme (JMS) have been designed to give eligible legal practitioners the opportunity to get an insight into the work of a judge. Shadowing can cover any aspect of a judge’s work, both in and out of court. Mentoring will provide the mentee the opportunity to further understand issues in support of an application for Judicial Office, receive confidential advice, support, guidance and greater understanding of the judiciary.
Introduction to JWSS
The Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme gives eligible legal practitioners who are considering a career in judicial office an insight into the work of a judge. Shadowing can cover any aspect of a judge’s work, both in and out of court.
Who can apply for JWSS
The scheme is open to Barristers, Solicitors, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. It is also open to professionally-qualified legal academics.
How to apply for JWSS
You can apply to the Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme or Conversation with a Judge through the online application form which can be accessed here.
Pre-Application Judicial Education Programme
The Pre-Application Judicial Education (PAJE) programme launched in April 2019. It supports talented lawyers from underrepresented groups to feel more equipped, confident and prepared when considering applying for a future judicial role.
Judicial Mentoring Scheme
The scheme is open to barristers, solicitors, Fellows of the Chartered Legal Executives and professionally qualified legal academics.
Judicial Mentoring Scheme Case Studies
The latest case studies regarding the Judicial Mentoring Scheme.
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