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 are seeking volunteers to take part in the dry run for the District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) exercise that is due to launch on 21 March 2017.

More details about that exercise are here: jac.judiciary.gov.uk/vacancies/050

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 different stages JAC are dry-running below, with provisional dates for these. 
  
Online scenario test
Date: 27 March 2017 
Timing: Approximately 45 minutes. Participants may need to allocate additional time to familiarise themselves with reading materials.
Location: At a location where they have access to the internet

Selection day scenario
Date: 8 May 2017
Timing: Approximately 90 minutes
Location: 102 Petty France, London

Mock interview
Date: 25 May 2017
Timing: Approximately 90 minutes
Location: 102 Petty France, London

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.

How to register your interest

Individuals who are interested in applying should email Gemma Montgomery by 6 March 2017 at 050@jac.gsi.gov.uk, specifying which stages of the dry runs they are interested in. We encourage participants to register for all stages if they can.