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The Role of a Senator


Sep 21, 2023

On Thursday 5 October 2023 (5.15-7pm), the Lord President will be chairing a virtual information session that will provide an insight into the working life of a Senator for now and the future and demystify what the role involves. The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland application process will also be discussed.

The event is likely to be of particular interest to those eligible for appointment to the position of Senator, regardless of current intentions.

Members of the panel will include the Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Mulholland, Lady Haldane, Dr Lindsay Montgomery from the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland and Sheriff Pino Di Emidio, Director of the Judicial Institute.

Those who wish to attend should click on the following link to register – The Role of a Senator Event Registration.

This event is being facilitated by the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) using the MS Teams platform. The event will be recorded. On joining the event attendees will have their cameras and microphones disabled and we recommend that attendees enter “Guest” as their screen name when joining the event in order that anonymity can be maintained.

The recording and any transcripts made will be held by JABS and will be published on the JABS website and YouTube channel for the duration of the Senator 2023 competition. Once the competition has concluded the recording will be removed from their platforms but may be retained by JABS for training purposes in line with JABS records management and data retention policies.

By registering for attendance, attendees consent to this recording being made.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel and these can be emailed in advance to the Judicial Office for Scotland at

Please indicate if you wish your question to be anonymous. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions on the evening itself using the chat function.

A programme for the event and additional information will be issued in advance of the event.