Pre-application judicial education programme (PAJE)

Judge-led workshop series and resources

Have you considered applying for judicial appointment? Do you want to gain first-hand advice and support from practising judges?

The 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 ethnic minority lawyers, women lawyers, and all lawyers with disabilities are prioritised in the selection process.

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

We recommend all prospective judicial candidates consider the programme based on our judgecraft syllabus.

For more information, please call 020 7611 4690 or email [email protected] for any enquiries.

PAJE resources

The following open resources have been created by the judicial college to provide an introduction to becoming a judge.

A day in the life of a judge

PAJE online videos


Other options available to support a judicial application

Judicial Office runs a shadowing programme. See the Judicial Careers Portal for more details.