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Become a member

As a member of the Magistrates' Association, you’ll get access to a wealth of benefits to assist you to be the best magistrate you can be.

Become a member

As a member, you’ll get access to a wealth of benefits to assist you to be the best magistrate you can be, including:
  • A learning hub with 120 resources
  • Monthly webinars on topical issues
  • A support line run by versed magistrates
  • Engaging newsletters and magazines
  • Events where you can meet colleagues

Our membership options

Associate member

If you’re not (yet) a magistrate, but are interested in what our members do this is the option for you. As well as the benefits above, you'll also get support in your journey to becoming a magistrate.

Retired member

All the relevant benefits above, plus the chance to attend our retired member-only events, shape the MA’s influencing activities, and educate others about the role of the magistracy.

Sitting member

All the benefits above, plus the opportunity to shape the MA’s influencing activities, and educate others about the vital role of the magistracy.

Subsidised member

For students and those with low incomes (based upon receipt of a defined list of means-tested benefits or proof of time-limited full-time study), you’ll access the same benefits as sitting members.