Education Programmes

Family Court District Judge Shadowing Scheme 

 

If you're considering a career in judicial office, apply to our shadowing scheme to gain insights into the aspect of a Family Court judge's work.  

 

The Family Court Marshalling Scheme is run by the Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division on behalf of Liverpool Family Court. The eligibility criteria is strict and set by the Family Court. Please do not apply if you do not meet the criteria, particularly the requirement that you are a 3rd year law student, a GDL/CPE or an LPC/BPTC student.

Process

Each term, the Court is willing to accept 3 students to marshal at the Liverpool Family Court in accordance with the criteria set out in this document. The Merseyside JLD will apply the criteria to applicants and nominate them to HHJ Reaney.

The successful candidates will marshal for 1 day. The dates will be negotiated with the MJLD and with HHJ Reaney. Applications must be by the Application Form and must be sent to jessicajones@msbsolicitors.co.uk

 Applications open in September 2022 and must be received Jessica no later than 6pm on the date applications close, 30th September 2022. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered. Applications submitted outside of the application period will be returned with advice to resubmit in the next application period.

Academic Criteria

Candidates must be a 3rd year law student or a student attending a GDL/CPE course in the same academic year as the application is submitted. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence and that they have obtained a 2:1 degree classification or higher or that they are on course for a 2:1 degree. This applies to both those students who have studied or are studying law as undergraduates and those who did not study law.

Career Criteria

The scheme is appropriate for those wishing to pursue a career at the criminal bar. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in advocacy and public speaking. They will also demonstrate an interest in criminal law and the criminal justice system.

Queries

Any queries regarding the scheme must be submitted to jessicajones@msbsolicitors.co.uk

Crown Court Shadowing Scheme 

Get hands on experience about what its like to work in a court room. Choose to shadow a solicitor, barrister or judge to get experience in industry. 

 

The Queen Elizabeth II Crown Court Marshalling Scheme is run by the Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division on behalf of Liverpool Crown Court. The eligibility criteria is strict and set by the Crown Court. Please do not apply if you do not meet the criteria, particularly the requirement that you are a 3rd year law student or a GDL/CPE student.

 

Process

Each term, the Crown Court is willing to accept 3 students to marshal at Liverpool Crown Court in accordance with the criteria set out in this document. The Merseyside JLD will apply the criteria to applicants and nominate them to HHJ Woodhall.

The successful candidates will marshal for 1 day. The dates will be negotiated with the MJLD and with HHJ Woodhall. Applications must be by the Application Form and must be sent to jessicajones@msbsolicitors.co.uk

 Applications open in September 2022 and must be received Jessica no later than 6pm on the date applications close, 30th September 2022. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered. Applications submitted outside of the application period will be returned with advice to resubmit in the next application period.

Academic Criteria

Candidates must be a 3rd year law student or a student attending a GDL/CPE course in the same academic year as the application is submitted. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence and that they have obtained a 2:1 degree classification or higher or that they are on course for a 2:1 degree. This applies to both those students who have studied or are studying law as undergraduates and those who did not study law.

Career Criteria

The scheme is appropriate for those wishing to pursue a career at the criminal bar. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in advocacy and public speaking. They will also demonstrate an interest in criminal law and the criminal justice system.

 

Queries

Any queries regarding the scheme must be submitted to jessicajones@msbsolicitors.co.uk

                               

 Download the marshalling scheme application below.