General Notices: 07 January 2021 - JAAB
Date7th January 2021

Appointment of Ordinary Judges of:
The Supreme Court

Appointment of Ordinary Judges of:
The Court of Appeal

Appointment of Ordinary Judges of:
The High Court

Appointment of Ordinary Judges of:
The Circuit Court

Appointment of Judges of:
The District Court

Notice is hereby given that applications are invited from practising barristers and solicitors who are eligible for appointment to the Office of Ordinary Judge of the Supreme Court, Office of Ordinary Judge of the Court of Appeal, Office of Ordinary Judge of the High Court, Office of Ordinary Judge of the Circuit Court and Office of Judge of the District Court.

Those eligible for appointment and who wish to be considered can apply in writing to the Secretary, Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, Phoenix House, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7, for a copy of the relevant application form.

It should be noted that fully completed application forms received by this office will be considered for vacancies that may arise (save for those vacancies that will arise in early 2021 where nominations may have been made in 2020) in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Court during 2021. These applications will only remain valid pending enactment of any new legislation in relation to Judicial Appointments.

For Administrative purposes, applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday the 29th January 2021.
However, it is open to eligible applicants to submit applications for judicial vacancies at any time during the year.

Information in relation to judicial vacancies may be obtained on

It should also be noted that The Standards in Public Office Act, 2001, as amended, prohibits the Board from recommending a person for judicial office unless the person has furnished to the Board a relevant tax clearance certificate (TC SIPO) that was issued to the person not more than 18 months before the date of a recommendation. Applicants are therefore advised to ensure the tax clearance certificate (TC SIPO) is in date, and where such a certificate requires renewal or has not already been furnished, applicants should make early contact with the Office of the Revenue Commissioners to ensure that a certificate can be processed and available for inclusion with their application.

Applicants may, at the discretion of the Board, be required to attend for interview.

Canvassing is prohibited.

Dated the 07th January 2021