Circuit Judge Competition 2019 – The Essentials

“I got it!!!”  – Circuit Judge


**** UPDATE 13 June 2019 ****

Number of vacancies has been reduced from 80 > 50 (maybe this happened at same time the Recorder numbers were reduced – collapse in criminal receipts?). In last year’s competition 200 applied > 132 were shortlisted >60 recommended.

***** UPDATE  23 January 2019*****

Launched today – deadline for applications is 13;00 on Wednesday 13 February 2019 – there are up to 80 vacancies with 29 for immediate appointment (which means in effect probably early 2020!)

The JAC have a number of other competitions at various stages so I know I have an extremely busy few months ahead . So apologies, in advance, for any delays in responding but I’ll acknowledge messages and revert as soon as I’m able.

“Your input has been invaluable” – Resident Judge Candidate

It looks very similar to the 2018 competition (with an additional request for a description of your sitting experience)) but in many ways, this is one of the most straight forward competitions that the JAC run. It has evolved over the years and now successful candidates know what they have to do: demonstrate their evidence of the competencies. You have two panels you need to convince – the short-listing panel and the selection day panel. There is some very helpful feedback, sound guidance and clear advice from the JAC on their website. There are expected to be 80 vacancies, but as with other competitions, the number may vary as the competition progresses. 

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