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Lay Magistrates

Find out more about Lay Magistrates, the background, main functions and Committee within the following pages.


Information providing an outline of how the post of Lay Magistrate was formed following the Criminal Justice Review of 2000.

Main Functions

A brief overview of the responsibilities carried out daily by Lay Magistrates.

Signatory Duties

Information and Resources to assist with performing signatory duties.

The Lay Magistrates' Training Committee

This section provides details on the Committee members and their role in identifying the training needs of Lay Magistrates.


The Publications are guidance designed to assist Lay Magistrates in the completion of their duties.

JSB Training Event Papers

Papers and presentations distributed at JSB training events.

Useful Reading

This section provides further information for Lay Magistrates.