Deputy District Judge Pre-Application Seminar 2024

Seminar Date: 28 February 2024

There is a recording available for this seminar. If you would like access to the recording, please email

Application Window: 19 March 2024 – 2 April 2024

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The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will be launching a selection exercise on 19 March 2024 to recruit 125 Deputy District Judges (DDJs) vacancies anticipated across England and Wales. 

This seminar is organised by Judicial Office and will take place online via Microsoft Teams on 28 February 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 DDJs and a representative from the JAC.

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

Applications are particularly welcome from under-represented groups (women, ethnic minority candidates, disabled candidates and solicitors). Training in the civil jurisdiction is provided for all appointed DDJs. Half of the appointed cohort will receive training in both civil and family jurisdictions.

Deputy District Judges sit on a fee-paid basis in the County Courts and District Registries of the High Court. Their work involves a wide spectrum of civil and family law cases. 

For more information on the DDJ role please visit District judge | Courts and Tribunals Judiciary