Before applying for a role, you should think carefully about whether you are ready. Consider:
- eligibility: do you meet the statutory eligibility requirements for fee-paid judicial roles, as well as the eligibility requirements for this specific post?
- good character: do you satisfy the JAC’s guidance on good character?
- suitability: do you understand what sort of decisions you would need to make in situations you may face as a judge?
We will soon have some questionnaires available that allow you to self-assess your eligibility and suitability to begin a career in the judiciary. The results will give you a broad indication of your readiness to apply for entry-level fee-paid judicial roles that require legal qualifications.
For those applying for senior judicial roles, you should seek feedback from a senior judge and any mentors about your readiness to apply.