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Judicial Attitude Survey Published


Apr 4, 2023

The Judicial Office for Scotland has today published the Judicial Attitude Survey (JAS) 2022.

The UK Judicial Attitude Survey (JAS) is the only known continuous survey of the working lives of judges anywhere in the world. It is conducted by the UCL Judicial Institute on behalf of the Lord President of Scotland, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and the Senior President of Tribunals.

This is the fourth running of the JAS, preceded by earlier surveys in 2020, 2016 and 2014. The earlier surveys covered the salaried judiciary, and in 2022 the JAS was extended to include all fee-paid judges for the first time.

The response rate to the survey in Scotland was 83% for the salaried judges and 41% for the fee-paid judiciary.

Like its predecessors the JAS 2022 was run as an online survey conducted by the Judicial Institute of University College London.

The full survey report is available to read here