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.
The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) 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.
To hear about dry-run opportunities please sign up to the JAC Newsletter Judging Your Future where you can also sign up to the dry-run mock candidate list.
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.
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.