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Magistrates
(Requirements)
1Personal Qualities
To be of good character. (Personal integrity, keeping confidence and
respect of others.
To have understanding and Communication. (Expected to
understand documents, identify facts, and follow evidence and concentrate. Must
also have good communication skills both inside and outside of the court)
To have social awareness.…

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Selection of a new
Magistrate
Application

When a new Magistrate is required an advertisement is placed in the area where the
Magistrate is required. There are often public awareness days so potential Magistrates can
learn about what is involved. A person can apply at home using an online download of…

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Training of a new
Magistrate
Compulsory training

The Judicial Studies Board has overall responsibilities on Magistrates Training. Each year the
court service and the Judicial Studies Board produce a document setting out the minimum
training provisions. The compulsory training for new Magistrates is designed to prepare
them for sitting in…

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