Diversity News

07 September 2017
A networking event on Thursday 16 November aimed at women considering a judicial career in Cardiff.

25 August 2017
Temple Women’s Forum Event: Justices in Conversation, will be held at the University of Leeds School of Law on 2 November 2017, 5:30pm for 6:00pm.

26 April 2017
In March Northumbria University Law School was the venue for an evening networking event, one of a series to raise awareness of career opportunities in the judiciary, attended by fifty people. Read the report of the evening.

13 April 2017
The committee’s progress report for the last 12 months and a diversity action plan, which is being published for the first time ever. The plan will be implemented over the course of the next 12 months, with support from the Judicial Office. Read the full report and action plan.

26 January 2017
The next diversity event will be on 30 March 2017 at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne – read further details of the event.

22 November 2016
As part of its commitment to promoting greater diversity in the judiciary, the Law Society, Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Judicial Office and the Judicial Appointments Commission ran one of a continuing series of targeted events to raise awareness of opportunities in the judiciary, attended by 134 people in London during November. Read the report of the evening.

21 September 2016
This November the Judicial Appointments Commission will be running a selection exercise to attract exceptionally high quality lawyers and legal academics from non-traditional backgrounds to sit in the High Court as Deputy High Court Judges. Find out more information about the Fast Track to the High Court and support scheme for under-represented groups.

22 August 2016
The Judicial Diversity Committee is  launching a support programme for those interested in applying to the High Court Judge selection exercise which the Judicial Appointments Commission hopes to launch in January 2017 for vacancies in all three divisions (Queen’s Bench, Family and Chancery).

03 August 2016
The next diversity event will be on 8 November 2016 at the Law Society in London at Chancery Lane. Full details will be announced in September. You can register for the event here.

28 July 2016
The Annual Judicial Diversity Statistics 2016 have been published.

11 March 2016
Diversity Judicial Appointment Seminar. Thursday 12 May 2016 6:00-8:30pm, Birmingham Magistrates Court. A networking event aimed at qualified legal professionals currently under-represented in the judiciary (BAME, women and those from a non-traditional background) who are interested in a career in the judiciary.

20 October 2015
Speech by the Lord Chief Justice at the Temple Women’s Forum in Leeds on 19 October 2015.

8 September 2015
On  Monday 27 July 2015 Clive Coleman from the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme spoke to judges about diversity in the judiciary.

30 July 2015
The Annual Judicial Diversity Statistics 2015 were published showing the diversity of judges in the courts and tribunals for April 2015.

17 April 2015
Networking Event: Women in the Judiciary. This event in Manchester will provide a real opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the courts and tribunals judiciary and to learn about different judicial roles.

7 April 2015
The Diversity Support Initiative to attract more exceptionally high quality lawyers and legal academics from non-traditional backgrounds to sit in the High Court in London is currently being piloted. To learn more watch the video by Lady Justice Hallett.

24 February 2015
The Judicial Mentoring Scheme has been developed and focuses on addressing under-representation of women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) lawyers and encouraging greater socio-economic diversity.

15 December 2014
Lord Chief Justice’s Report 2014 (section 5 relates to Appointments and Diversity)

1 May 2014
Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme launches gives eligible legal practitioners, who are considering a career in judicial office, an insight into the work of a judge.

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