Lay Magistrates

Lay Magistrates are people who are not legally qualified, in the decision-making process in our courts. There are about 29,000 lay magistrates sitting as part-time judges in the Magistrates Court; another name for lay magistrates is Justices of the Peace. They sit to hear cases as a bench of two or three magistrates.

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What is the age range of Lay Magistrates?
18-70
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Who cannot sit as a Lay Magistrate?
a member of the forces
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What does JSB stand for?
Judical Studes Board
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Does LAC stand for Local Advisery Committee?
True
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Is it the Youth court which requires specialist training?
True
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Who is the person who introduced the key qualites?
Lord Chancellor
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How many qualities are there which the Lay Magistrates must have?
six
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What is the retirement age for Lay Magistrates?
70
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Why do some Lay Magistrates get put on a Supplemental List?
if they wish to continue as magistrates
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How many basic competencies are there for training?
four
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How many days per year do lay magistrates have to prepare to commit?
26 half days
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Does a District Judge have a seven year general qualification before becoming one?
True
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What were District Judges first known as?
Stipendiary Magistrate
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Are one of the Magistrates duties to deal with civil matters?
True
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Who is The Magistrate Clerk?
Legal qualified adviser
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What is the Magistrates' Clerk's role?
to guide the magistrates on questions of law, practice and procedure
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What is the traditional image of Lay Magistrates?
middle-class, middle-aged and middle-minded
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Those magistrates who chair the bench are also what?
appraised for this role so that the quality of the chairing in court should also improve
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Salma Ali

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Sabina :) great quiz but you spelt studies wrong in question four

Tegan Bernard

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The age range is 18-65? Jurors age range is 18-70.

Ashley

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great quiz, i got 81%, some of the questions confused me though.

zara foster

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you could actually argue that a disadvantage of a lay magistrate is that they rely on the legal advisor for all points of law 

Joel

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Tegan the age range is 18-70 for magistrates but you can only apply to be one until you are 65 

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