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How to volunteer

I’m involved in something I’m really passionate about – local justice for local people.

Gain new skills and unique experience while supporting your community.

Volunteer to become a magistrate

This is a great opportunity to stretch your potential, develop new skills and make decisions that will help create positive change.

If you like what you’ve discovered about becoming a magistrate and you meet the requirements, it’s time to apply.

Here’s everything you need to do at each step of the application process.

Application process

Before applying to become a magistrate, please familiarise yourself with the application process.

Application guidance

For help with your application, please read our guidance.

Magistrate recruitment qualifying assessment: Example questions

If you meet the eligibility criteria in your application, you will be invited to take the magistrates recruitment qualifying assessment. Please read our example questions to familiarise yourself with the assessment.