Volunteering as a magistrate is a unique opportunity to stretch your thinking and decision-making abilities while you grow new skills. You’ll also help make key legal decisions that have a positive impact on your local community.
You don’t need legal qualifications to be a magistrate. Personal qualities are more important. You will be asked to listen to cases and make clear judgement on what happens next.
Magistrates come from all walks of life. They are people of different ages, backgrounds and education. People just like you.
You can find out more about the attributes we are looking for, and if you are interested just follow the links to apply.
Being a magistrate is open to people of all backgrounds. To become a magistrate, you’ll need to be:
- Between 18 and 65 years old
- Have sound judgement and good character
- Able to volunteer for a minimum of 13 days a year for at least five years
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