Summary Sheriff 2016 Outreach Event

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland has undertaken a series of seminars around Scotland to explain the process of applying for judicial office, and more specifically for the office of Summary Sheriff.

The information seminars gave an overview of the Board's work and an insight into the judicial appointments process and the role of the new judicial tier of Summary Sheriff.

The seminars were aimed primarily at those who are interested in becoming Summary Sheriffs at some point in their career. The sessions explained how the Board fulfils its obligations under the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 [as amended by the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014] and how to go about applying for judicial office. 

One of the seminars was filmed and can be viewed above. The video lasts approx. 40 mins and is presented by Sheriff David Mackie, Judicial Board member and Dr Michael Ewart, Lay member of the Board.

If you have any comments or questions on the presentation please email