The MA is founded
Alderman Wilkins, a magistrate for Derby, proposes to establish an association of magistrates.
First official meeting
The first official meeting of the MA takes place in Westminster.
Magistrate magazine is published for the first time.
The MA is granted a royal charter and assigned a coat of arms.
Magistrates in the Community
Magistrates in the Community, our community engagement initiative is launched.
The charity celebrates 100 years.
The MA secures two big influencing wins, after successfully advocating to increase magistrates' mandatory retirement age and for a national recruitment campaign.
We launch MA learn, an online learning hub for members.
Support for members
Our exclusive support line launches, providing members with magistrate-to-magistrate support.