Welcome to the Magistrates’ Association

The independent voice of the magistracy

We support magistrates who want to keep their skills up to date and want the magistracy’s voice to be heard.

With the majority of magistrates as members, we are the only independent organisation in England and Wales advocating on behalf of the magistracy. We are fully governed and funded by our members.

We support local and national networking, provide free training and guidance and represent the magistracy at the highest levels of government.

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Read our briefings, press notices and responses


JusticeSurvey on litigants in person and unrepresented defendants – 19 January 2015
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HomeAffairsSelectCommitteePolice Cautions: MA Chairman’s evidence to Home Affairs Select Committee – 6 January 2015
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JudiciaryofEnglandandWalesThe Lord Chief Justices’ Report 2014 – 15 December 2014
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cost-model-cover100MA report: Cost Models for JPs and District Judges – 9 December 2014
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