JAC Upcoming Judicial Competitions 2018

jac_rgb-1Upcoming Judicial Competitions 2018

Recorder

The JAC exercise to select candidates for the post of Recorder, is due to launch on 19 June.

There are 150 vacancies across England and Wales in civil, crime and family jurisdictions. This presents an excellent opportunity for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives (who are Fellows) to apply for a judicial appointment.

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be a solicitor, barrister, or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with at least seven years post qualification experience.

Candidates must also be able to offer a reasonable length of service, usually of four years, before the statutory retirement age of seventy.

Information about the process, including key dates and the competency framework, can be found on the JAC website.

Salaried Employment Judge

The JAC exercise to select candidates for the post of Salaried Employment Judge, is due to launch on 18 June.

There are 54 vacancies across England and Wales. This presents an excellent opportunity for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives (who are Fellows) to apply for a judicial appointment.

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be a solicitor, barrister, or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with at least five years post qualification experience.

Candidates must also be able to offer a reasonable length of service, usually of five years, before the statutory retirement age of seventy.

Information about the process, including key dates and the competency framework, can be found on the JAC website.

 

Assistant Judge Advocate General

The JAC exercise to select candidates for the post of Assistant Judge Advocate General, is due to launch in July, date TBC.

There are 2 vacancies across England and Wales. This presents an excellent opportunity for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives (who are Fellows) to apply for a judicial appointment.

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be a solicitor, barrister, or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with at least five years post qualification experience and judicial experience of at least 30 sitting days.

Candidates must also be able to offer a reasonable length of service, usually of five years, before the statutory retirement age of seventy.

Information about the process, including key dates and the competency framework, can be found on the JAC website.

 

If you have any queries or need any further details, please contact the Selection Exercise Team by emailing DDJ090@judicialappointments.gov.uk

O2 Returners Programme

o2-returners_o2-casestudyO2 has launched their third O2 Career Returners Programme for professionals who are ready to re-start their careers after an extended career break of 2 or more years. The paid 14 week programme starts in September 2018 and the closing date for applications is 25 June 2018. Roles will be based in Slough, London, Leeds and Preston Brook. O2 is also offering a selection of supported hiring opportunities for permanent roles in sales, operations and head office functions.

For more information on the programme, the opportunities available, and to apply, see –

http://wrpn.womenreturners.com/o2-career-returners-2018/

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Mentoring
LawWorks

LawWorks Logo LawWorks is a charity based in the National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane which is itself a “hub” for pro bono charities in the legal sector.

LawWorks believes in the power of pro bono legal advice to help improve the lives of people in need.

LawWorks operates the Choices Project for qualified solicitors. This project is designed to enable unemployed solicitors and those on a career break to take part in pro bono work whilst seeking permanent employment. To find out more, visit the LawWorks website.

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Mentoring

ulaw-primary-strapThe University of Law (formerly The College of Law) arranges mentors for a limited number of students.  There are never enough mentors to match the numbers of students applying, so if anyone is interested, please have a look at the FAQs. You’ll see that the time commitment is a minimum of four sessions, during the academic year, and there is no expectation, that you would provide any work experience, for the mentee. If you would like an informal chat with a member of the AWS committee, who is already a mentor, please contact Jessica Standley at jessica.standley@slatergordon.co.uk

If you have any other queries or would like to apply please email careersmentoring@law.ac.uk

Please indicate on the form or in a covering e mail that you are a member of AWS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Would you be interested in mentoring GDL or LPC students? Whatever level of qualification and experience you have, it could be of great benefit to the student and to you.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment is a minimum of four contacts with the mentees: one of these contacts should be a face-to-face meeting, but the others could be via e-mail or telephone. If mentors are able to offer more than a minimum commitment and/or include a short period of work shadowing, then this benefits the student further, however, this is at the discretion of the mentor and is not expected by the student.

Do I need to provide work experience?

No, in fact, students are given specific guidance on the limits of the mentoring relationship, and are asked not to approach you about work experience at your firm. It is recognised that this would not be possible for many mentors, either because they are fairly recently qualified and do not have this influence, or because of the firm’s recruitment policies etc.

Who would I be matched with?

If you indicate that you are from the Association of Women solicitors, then a female student will be matched with you. There is a reception, facilitated by the University, in November each year to which all mentors and mentees are invited and you will be introduced to your mentee at that event.

Why do solicitors mentor?

Many mentors find it personally satisfying to guide a student through the myriad issues which arise. It is also a worthwhile addition to your own CV and, by attending the November reception for mentors and mentees, it is an opportunity to expand your network of legal contacts.

More Information: What Is Mentoring?

If you would like to find out more please read the attached ‘What is Mentoring?’ document. If you have any queries please contact careersmentoring@law.ac.uk

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I would like to become a mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please complete the attached ‘New Mentors Details Form’ and return it to careersmentoring@law.ac.uk

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Law Society Careers Event
LS-logoCareer options and support available from the Law Society
Event Type: Seminar
When13/10/2018 09:30 – 17:30
Venue: Oxford
Cost: Free 

 

The Law Society is pleased to invite you to a free event that will help you explore career options and support available to those wishing to return to or change their career in the legal profession.

More details and booking information can be found on their website: Click HERE and on the Law Society website.