Women Judges Becoming More Common
Statistics released this month by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), show that for the first time ever, more women were recommended to become Judges than men. The statistics show that 3,529 people applied for 543 jobs.
Before being appointed a Judge, applicants have to go through an assessment procedure. The JAC statistics show that after the assessment procedure, more women were recommended for Judge jobs.
The statistics also show that 14% of people applying for a job were from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. 10% of those recommended after assessment were also from this group. Judges still remain under represented by these groups.