Useful information for candidates
Applying for a judicial appointment can be daunting
for first-time candidates.
The links on this page contain information on the application
process that may be useful to members considering an
Judicial Appointments and Life as a Tribunal Judge
a Judge webinar*
Be a Judge
webinar transcript (Word Doc, 153KB)
CILEx and the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) have
collaborated on two webinars to help you with your application.
CILEx Lawyers are eligible for many posts
within the judiciary, ranging from Adjudicator to District
a Judge' webinar takes a general look at the application
process. Chaired by Helen Whiteman, CILEx Chief Operating
Officer (then Head of Corporate Affairs), you will hear from Upper
Tribunal Judge Judith Gleeson and Stuart Burrows, JAC Selection
Due to the specialised nature of our
qualifications, you may find that your skills are more suited to
judging in a Tribunal setting rather than a Magistrates Court.
Appointments and Life as a Tribunal Judge' webinar once again
gives some information on the application process but also gives
you some insight into the life of tribunal Judge Hazel Oliver. You
will also hear from Stephen Gowland, CILEx Council member and past
president, and Carol Morgan, JAC Assistant Director.
*Takes you to an external website. You will need to complete a
registration form with your membership details to view this.
The application process
process flowchart (PDF, 28KB)
Mythbusting by the Judicial Appointments Commission (PDF,
form (PDF, 131KB)
Top Tips for an applicant (PDF, 17KB)
Good Character Guide (PDF, 37KB)
Tests (PDF, 19KB)