A campaign to recruit new magistrates in Lincolnshire has been launched this week.
The Acting Secretary of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace for Lincolnshire, Stephen Abbott, said: “We are looking for ordinary members of the community to undertake this important public service. Magistrates are not paid for their work but can recover their expenses.
“Applicants do not need any qualifications but must be of good character and trustworthy. They must be willing to sit at least 13 days a year and to attend training for their work. Employers are required to release employees for this public service.”
He added: “Magistrates come from all walks of life and applications are welcome from anybody who can demonstrate the key qualities required for this judicial role.”
Mr Abbott added that under-represented groups, such as ethnic minorities, disabled people and younger people, are particularly encouraged to get in touch.
• Visit www.gov.uk/become-magistrate or contact the Judicial Support Team at LRLN-JudicialSupportTeam@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk.