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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Read our briefings, press notices and responses


Richard Monkhouse - MA ChairmanMA response to Howard League remand figures – 18 August 2014
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Families left behindFamilies Left Behind: MA supports minimising harm to dependents – 29 July 2014
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John Fassenfelt OBE JP investitureIt’s an honour: recognising magistrates with awards – 16 July 2014
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Supreme VourtClarifying Statement: Amendment to Criminal Courts and Justice Bill – 26 June 2014
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