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Lord Chief Justice visits Dagenham school

Judiciary school engagement programme

11 December 2019
Lord Chief Justice visits Dagenham school

In late November, the Lord Chief Justice Rt Hon Lord Burnett of Maldon visited the Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham to talk to pupils about the judiciary and the rule of law.

The visit was part of the judiciary’s school’s engagement national outreach programme, carried out by Diversity and Community Relations judges and established to educate children about the work of the judiciary. Speaking at the visit, the Lord Chief Justice said:

‘I want to make it easier for schools to help teach pupils about the justice system, and how it really works – I want to invite students to talk to us about our work. We already know that having a discussion with a real judge is very popular with school students.’

This programme complements the MA’s very successful Magistrates in the Community programme, which sees teams of magistrates across England and Wales deliver presentations to schools, colleges, employers and community groups. If you would like to get involved in Magistrates in the Community, please email us to be put in touch with the co-ordinator in your area.

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