Applications open: District Judge

09 October 2020 - 9.00 am

The Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC) is inviting applications for the office of District Judge.

There is one role available with a reserve list being held for 12 months from the anticipated date of appointment (1 March 2021).

The successful applicant will also hold the concurrent post of Deputy County Court Judge to assist in the delivery of work in this tier.

To be eligible you must be a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland or a solicitor of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland with at least ten years’ standing.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 2 November 2020


This scheme is now closed to applications.


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