The Courts Committee provides the governance and oversight for the training of magistrates with particular respect to ensuring that there is consistency in the training magistrates receive at local area, regional level and nationally. The committee also oversees the training District Judges (magistrates’ courts) and justices’ clerks and legal advisers receive. The Courts Committee is supported in its role by two sub-committees as follows:
- Magisterial Family Sub-Committee
Responsible for the development of training policy and resources for magistrates on family matters.
- Magisterial Criminal Sub Committee
This sub committee identifies the training needs of magistrates that sit in the adult criminal and youth courts and oversees the planning and delivery of training solutions to meet those needs.
Both sub-committees will work with the relevant Court jurisdictional planning group.