Describe the training of lay magistrates

Lay magistrates do not need to hold any qualification in the law. They are assisted in the work they do by a magistrates’ clerk or legal adviser.

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This essay is about the training of lay magistrates and mentions briefly the origins of magistrates and their importance in the criminal justice system.

Specifically relating to training:

  • practical in nature usually arranged by the Clerk;
  • appointment of mentors;
  • keeping records of their experiences;
  • the 'basic' competences;
  • additional training for Youth and Family Courts;
  • additional responsibilities of chairpersons.

 

 

 

 

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