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Become a magistrate

Magistrates are volunteers who hear cases in courts in their community. They can hear cases in the criminal court, the family court, or both.

Each case is usually heard by 3 magistrates, including a magistrate who is trained to act as a chairperson.

A legal adviser in the court gives advice on the law and makes sure the magistrates follow the right procedures.

For more information about becoming a magistrate please visit the website.

Who to contact

E-mail
magistrateshrteam@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk
Website
www.gov.uk/become-magistrate
Last updated on 10/10/2018
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