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Apply for PAJE summer 2022

Applications are open for the Pre-Application Judicial Education (PAJE) programme, closing on Thursday 14 April 2022.

PAJE logo: "Pre-Application Judicial Education Programme: Could you become a judge?" Image shows pages of an open book forming outline of Lady Justice, holding scales and a sword in each hand.

The programme helps lawyers from under-represented groups who are interested in becoming a judge to:

  • feel more confident about applying
  • prepare for the process

The course for summer 2022 will take place as a virtual, judge-led discussion group.

Applications opened on 18 March 2022.

Find out more about PAJE

How to apply

Send your completed application form to by 11.59pm on Thursday 14 April 2022.

Download the application form on the judiciary website

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