Pathways to a Judicial Career: Q&A and practical advice for aspiring solicitor judges
26 September 2023, 5pm - 6pm
Virtual, via Microsoft Teams
This virtual event, organised in partnership with the UK Supreme Court and the Law Society of England and Wales, is aimed at aspiring solicitor judges, as well as solicitors interested in learning more about judicial careers.
The webinar will provide an opportunity for those considering judicial appointment to glean invaluable insights from Lady Rose (Justice of the Supreme Court), Jane Furniss CBE (Lay Commissioner, Judicial Appointments Commission) and Judge Mulready (First Tier Tribunal Judge, Immigration and Asylum Chamber). The panel will share insights into the role of a judge and provide practical tips for preparation and the application process.
The session will be introduced by Vicky Fox, Chief Executive of the Supreme Court, and chaired by Lubna Shuja, President of the Law Society of England and Wales.
The Right Hon. Lady Rose of ColmworthJustice of the Supreme Court
Jane Furniss CBELay Commissioner JAC
First-tier Tribunal Judge MulreadyImmigration and Asylum Chamber
Lubna ShujaPresident, Law Society of England & Wales
Vicky FoxChief Executive Officer, Supreme Court
- gain an understanding of the role of a judge and why solicitors should apply for judicial roles.
- learn about the judicial selection process and the required competencies for judicial roles.
- receive practical advice on the application process.
- gain first-hand insights into judicial careers.
- have the opportunity to raise questions during the Q&A, or email them in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who this is for:
This webinar is aimed at all solicitors in the public and private sectors.
The Supreme Court believes that attracting, developing and retaining a diverse judiciary is essential to the legal profession and the public that we serve. We are committed to supporting people from all backgrounds to join the legal profession, to progress their careers and to consider applying for the judiciary. We particularly encourage and welcome participants from groups that are currently underrepresented in the judiciary, such as solicitors, women and ethnic minority lawyers to attend the webinar.
For information about the judicial application and section process please visit the JAC webpage and specifically: