Magistrates in the Community

We believe in engaging the community in the work of our members

The Magistrates in the Community (MIC) Project is a Magistrates’ Association initiative that has developed over the past 20 years to increase public awareness of the role of magistrates in the criminal and civil justice system.

Teams of magistrates are willing to attend primary, secondary, 6th form colleges, schools, community groups and employers etc to give a presentation and discuss:

    • How magistrates are appointed
    • What kind of cases they deal with
    • How guilt or innocence is decided
    • How magistrates decide to sentence

As far as possible presentations are tailored to suit requests, whether it be an informal ten minute talk or a more participative sentencing exercise such as acting out a mock trial.

You can request a MIC presentation here.