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Conference 2023

Our annual general meeting (AGM) and conference took place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre on Saturday 25 November 2023.

The event was chance for members from across England and Wales to come together to debate policy, hear from speakers and celebrate the achievement of MA volunteers

Watch our highlights video

Takeaways from the day

Five takeaways

Read a blog by Tom Franklin, our Chief Executive, sharing five takeaways from the day.

Lord Andrew Edis, Senior Presiding Judge, speaking at the 2023 conference
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Speeches

MA members can log in to watch recordings of speeches by Lord Justice Edis, Senior Presiding Judge, and Baroness Sue Carr, Lady Chief Justice.

Breakout sessions

Read our blogs covering the three breakout sessions held on the day.

Adult court

An overview of the adult court breakout session—a panel on intensive supervision and problem-solving courts.

Family court

How can we use language to nurture a better experience for parents and children in the family court?

A young person

Youth court

The youth court session explored changes over the last decade and considered the way forward for the youth court.

Save the date

This year's conference and AGM takes place online on Saturday 23 November. Keep an eye out for details on the event closer to the time. We'll be back in person for our 2025 conference.