Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service has just launched a campaign to recruit Magistrates in 2016/17. It is a wonderful opportunity for people from different walks of life to bring their life experiences to Magistrates Benches across Wales.

“Magistracy is a voluntary commitment and requires a comprehensive understanding of how society functions as well as personal integrity amongst other qualities . Despite the common belief that it may require you to have legal qualifications, it does not”, said Mr Taha Idris, CEO of Swansea Bay REC who is a Magistrate himself. He went on to add, “there is a need for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities to come forward to be considered and I would encourage them to apply if they think they have the necessary skills”.

This recruitment campaign will be open from 1 December 2016 until 28 February 2017

The leaflet attached to this post gives further details of who to contact if you wish to be considered for the position. If you have difficulties in accessing the poster please email: NWLegalAdmin@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk or telephone 02920 474346. Alternatively you can access this information from their web page at: WWW.GOV.UK/become-magistrate