Dry Run Volunteers

Request for practising Fellows of CILEx to participate in Qualifying Test and Selection Day dry runs

Thinking of applying for a judicial post in the future? Get experience by being a mock candidate.

We often seek volunteers to take part in the dry run for selection exercises

The JAC pilots qualifying tests, role play scenarios and other materials for specific selection exercises. Participating in a dry-run as a mock candidate is an excellent opportunity for lawyers who are considering applying for judicial appointment in future to familiarise themselves with the selection process. 

 
The JAC usually dry-run all different stages.

There are currently no dry-runs on offer, but we will keep this page updated with those tests which are available. 

Why volunteer?

Participating in a dry run as a mock candidate is an excellent opportunity for lawyers who are considering applying for judicial appointment in the future to familiarise themselves with the selection process.

Volunteers should preferably be able to meet the statutory eligibility for the post (5 years’ PQE), but this is not essential.

Qualifying Tests and Selection Day

Qualifying Tests are generally held online and last approximately 90 minutes. Participants may need to allocate additional time to familiarise themselves with reading materials.

Selection Day dry runs are held on site at 102 Petty France in London and will require an approximate time commitment of two to three hours.

Further information about Qualifying Tests and Selection Day, including a description of the process, is available on the JAC website.

Individuals who participate in the dry run will not be able to apply for the live exercise. They will also be required to sign a confidentiality statement confirming that they will not disclose any part of the selection exercise process.

Participating in a dry run will not affect any future application – future applications will be considered completely on their own merits and no material used to make selection decisions indicates whether an individual has previously taken part in a dry run.