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Circuit Judge Competition 2021 – The Essentials

“I got it!!!”  – Circuit Judge

***** UPDATE  18 May 2021*****

Launched today – deadline for applications is 13:00 on Tuesday 01 June 2021 – there are 78 vacancies with 64 for immediate appointment. 64 immediate vacancies (43 in crime, 14 in family and 7 in civil) and 14 future appointments (7 in crime, 5 in family and 2 in civil). By immediate the JAC mean April 2022!!

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 previous CJ competitions and 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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