If you are considering applying for judicial office, work shadowing can offer an insight into the daily life of a judge, inside and outside of court.
The shadowing scheme is run by the Judicial Office for England and Wales.
Most shadowing opportunities are open to any eligible qualified legal practitioner with a minimum of 7 years post qualification experience, who is seeking judicial appointment in the next 2 years.
You will spend up to 3 days observing a judge's main duties. This could include preparing for trial, case management, presiding over court proceedings, hearing actions, sentencing, determining applications and giving judgements.
Reasonable adjustments will be made to enable people with a disability to participate in the scheme.
Apply for work shadowing on the Judiciary website
Judicial Mentoring Scheme
A Judicial Mentoring Scheme has been developed to address the under-representation of women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) lawyers and encourage greater socio-economic diversity.
This scheme is run by the Judicial Office and is open to those who have participated in the judicial work shadowing scheme.
More information about mentoring on the Judiciary website