Join the MA

By joining the MA you add to the voice of magistrates in England and Wales

You do not have to be a magistrate to join the MA, it is for anyone interested in the magistracy and the justice system

People who join the MA are joining the collective voice of magistrates in England and Wales, promoting the sound administration of the law, defending and supporting the role of magistrates in the justice system.

We are the only independent organisation working in the best interests of magistrates.

We provide a range of support and training to our members as a national charity focused on ensuring the highest quality justice is administered in our courts.

Because magistrates form 85% of the judiciary, dealing with over 90% of all criminal cases, we passionately believe that these committed, unpaid justices deserve the best available advocacy and support.

By joining and donating to the MA you become part of the collective voice.