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Judicial selection process

The selection day involves an interview with two or three people, including a judge. There will also be a roleplay exercise for entry level posts.

In the video below, former vice president of the Law Society Lucy Scott Moncrieff, JAC selection exercise manager Carol Morgan and District Judge Middleton-Roy discuss the range of judicial appointments available, the selection process and how to give yourself the best chance of making a successful application.

Roleplay exercises

This video shows a roleplay exercise that you may need to undertake if you apply to be a judge. This particular roleplay was used as part of the assessment of candidates for the post of recorder sitting in the family jurisdiction:

It is important that you read the accompanying written explanatory notes before watching the video.

Download the explanatory notes (PDF 38kb)
Download the candidate brief (PDF 26kb)
Download the practice direction (PDF 48kb)
Download the McKenzie Friends guidance (PDF 32kb)

In this second role-play video, two sitting judges assess the candidate's performance:

Each candidate is judged against qualities and abilities specified by the JAC.

Read the transcript (PDF 60kb) 

Disclaimer: This commentary has not been endorsed by the JAC, which does not endorse guidance by individuals or bodies external to the JAC.

Further information about the selection process can be found on the JAC website.