The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Could You Run That By Me Again Please?

The Magistrates' Association website has a poll asking:-

Regarding magistrate applicants, does the key quality of social awareness cover the need for local knowledge?

In the nearly two weeks that the poll has been online 52 out of the MA's 20,000-plus members have replied, and they are split 25 to 27.

I am one of the thousands who have no idea what the question means.