Joining the judiciary is a great opportunity for solicitors who want to take their career in a new and challenging direction.
In this section you can access a wide range of Law Society news, advice and information for aspiring and sitting judges.
If you're thinking about becoming a judge, there are several routes you can take.
Insights into careers within the judiciary.
Frances Kirkham talks about following a non-traditional route to become a judge.
Heather Baucher offers advice on how to overcome the steep learning curve when taking on a judicial role.
Michael Walker discusses his route to becoming a district judge.
Peggy Ray talks about the challenges and benefits of being a judicial recorder.
Tan Ikram explains how he progressed from solicitor-advocate to district judge in the magistrates' court.
If you're thinking about becoming a judge, we can help you develop any skills you might be missing and prepare for the selection day process.
The Pre-Application Judicial Education (PAJE) programme launched in April 2019.
The Honorable Mr Justice Murray offers his valuable advice and experience to solicitors who are applying for appointment to the Bench.
Litigators will gain expert insight from a high-calibre line up of judges, commercial litigators and barristers. Delegates will be given the opportunity to ask questions and join in debate from the floor
Engage with your peers and join our community for aspiring and sitting solicitor judges. Membership is free.
View current vacancies at the Judicial Appointments Commission, an independent body that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals.
News about courts and the judiciary.