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Topic: Family court

Inside the family courtroom

In celebration of International Day for Families we spoke with Mark, a train driver, about his experience sitting as a family court magistrate. Having had a challenging childhood, as an adult, Mark always sought out opportunities where he could make a positive impact on children and young people.

Balancing justice: Life as a family and criminal court magistrate

Did you know that magistrates can sit in the either a family or criminal court? There is also the option to sit across both courts, like Hayley, who has been a magistrate for 18 years. Read on to learn about Hayley's experience.