Apply to become a district judge (magistrates' courts)

Do you have knowledge of criminal law and procedure with 30 sitting days of judicial experience? Are you able to provide four years of service before retirement?

If you answered yes to these questions, consider applying for the role of district judge (magistrates’ court).

This is a great opportunity for eligible solicitors to support justice in England and Wales by dealing with complex cases.

By applying for this role, you could become a salaried member of the judiciary and have national jurisdiction throughout England and Wales.

There are 25 vacancies available across England.

You’ll be provided with the training you require if your application is successful.

How to apply

If you’d like to find out more about what this exciting opportunity has to offer, visit the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) website.

Applications open at 1pm on 27 October and close at 1pm on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

Guidance and support

JAC guidance on the judicial selection process

Our Q&A with Judge Tan Ikram, a solicitor district judge (magistrates’ court)

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