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Recruitment drive for magistrates launched in county

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A recruitment drive for magistrates has been launched in Lincolnshire.

The Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace for Lincolnshire is looking for people to take on the unpaid role.

Secretary of the committee Nick Watson said: “Applicants do not need any qualifications but must be of good character and trustworthy.

“They must be willing to sit at least 13 days a year and to attend training for their work.”

Mr Watson added: “Over 95 per cent of criminal cases and a large proportion of child care matters are dealt with by magistrates. Magistrates come from all walks of life and applications are welcome from anybody who can demonstrate the key qualities required for this judicial role.

“The committee particularly encourages applications from those groups under-represented on the bench – younger people, those in paid employment, people with disabilities and members of minority ethnic groups.”

Details on how to apply can be found at www.gov.uk/become-magistrate/.

 

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