The MA supports its members by providing valuable training and guidance.
In addition to the general training magistrates receive, the MA provides a range of innovative learning resources to help enhance the work of our members. These include workbooks and e-learning modules. We also publish other supporting information, such as ‘cut out and keep’ guides and sentencing steps on new or complex legislation in Magistrate magazine.
Recent training materials produced include:
(Please note you will need to be a member to log in and access the materials).
The MA has its own dedicated Training Committee which develops MA policy relating to all aspects of magistrates' training and steers associated research, development and implementation. The Training Committee is also represented at key committees relating to the provision of Magistrate training such as the Judicial Colleges ‘Magisterial Criminal Sub Committee (MCSC) and the Justices’ Clerks’ Society Training Committee.
Beyond training, the MA also provides other support and updates to its members by: