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What our members say

Hear from some of our members about the benefits of joining the MA

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    “Sitting on the MA's Youth Courts Committee I'm actively involved in defining the policies and practices of our work with young people. The role enables me to reflect the views of local magistrates at national level.”

    Fiona Abbott

    Freelance teacher and marketeer

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    “Being a member of the MA provides great opportunities to meet other magistrates, and to share experience and knowledge. I have found it very beneficial and would definitely advise all JPs to join.”

    Ghulam Shahzad OBE

    Community leader

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    “The MA works hard to keep me up to date and informed about everything that is relevant to me being a magistrate. It is an organisation that I both feel very well supported by, and one that I feel very keen to support.”

    Alison Spurgeon-Dickson

    Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology

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