The Law Society aims to increase the number of solicitors in the higher judiciary and encourage solicitors of diverse experience and backgrounds to apply for judicial posts.
The Solicitor Judges Division (SJD) supports solicitors who are interested in a judicial career.
The SJD supports and promotes aspiring, current and retired solicitor judges through the provision of career-enhancing events, materials and networking opportunities.
The SJD was developed in liaison with solicitor judges, to facilitate greater engagement between solicitor judges and the Law Society. The division encourages solicitor judges to use their experiences and expertise to support aspiring solicitor judges or colleagues seeking to progress through the ranks of the judiciary.
Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on judicial matters and connecting with your peers. Membership of the SJD is free, and is open to all current or retired solicitors.
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View current vacancies at the Judicial Appointments Commission, an independent body that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals.
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