Pre-application judicial education programme (PAJE)
Judge-led workshop series and resources
The Pre-Application Judicial Education (PAJE) programme is designed to give you direct insight into the skills involved in becoming a judge.
PAJE has been developed by the Judicial Diversity Forum to support lawyers from groups under-represented in the judiciary from BAME lawyers, women lawyers, and all lawyers with disabilities are prioritised in the selection process.
The following open resources have been created by the judicial college to provide an introduction to becoming a judge.
The PAJE judge-led workshop series
PAJE is primarily a course in judgecraft, rather than completing an application. By the end of the course participants will have a deeper understanding of the work of a judge, and the qualities sought in judicial applicants.
“The judge had a wealth of knowledge and was extremely engaging- really great!”
“It has given me a lot more confidence to apply for judicial appointment in the future”
PAJE Delegates, 2019
Apply to join the next course
Applications are now open for the Spring 2021 online course. The deadline for application is 23:59 on Monday 16 November. We recommend all prospective judicial candidates consider the programme based on our judgecraft syllabus.
For more information call 020 7611 4690 or email PAJE@judiciary.uk.