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Welcome to the Magistrates’ Association

The independent voice of the magistracy

We support magistrates who want to keep their skills up to date and want the magistracy’s voice to be heard.

With over 80% of magistrates as members, we are the only independent organisation in England and Wales advocating on behalf of the magistracy. We are fully governed and funded by our members.

We support local and national networking, provide free training and guidance and represent the magistracy at the highest levels of government.

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Parent holding child's handInauguration of the new Family Court – 17 April 2014
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TheftSentencing Council draft new guideline for theft – 3 April 2014
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Magistrates' Court crestReform of the courts and tribunals – 31 March 2014
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Magistates' CourtMA Chairman interview for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire – 26 March 2014
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