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BE A J.P. IN WIGAN
written by The Justice of the Peace on the 24th April 2017 at 12:55

There is a shortage of magistrates in Wigan.  The local paper has published the following statement from Liz Truss to encourage applicants.  I wonder how much is still applicable to today`s situation. 



The Lord Chancellor Liz Truss said: “The involvement of lay people - recruited from a cross-section of our society - is a central principle in the administration of justice. It helps safeguard our citizens, with crucial decisions affecting an individual’s liberty being decided not by officials of the state - but by an independent bench of trained magistrates drawn from the local community. Our judiciary is amongst the most respected and independent in the world - part of a justice system that is widely admired at home and abroad.”


The Lord Chancellor Liz Truss said: “The involvement of lay people - recruited from a cross-section of our society - is a central principle in the administration of justice. It helps safeguard our citizens, with crucial decisions affecting an individual’s liberty being decided not by officials of the state - but by an independent bench of trained magistrates drawn from the local community. Our judiciary is amongst the most respected and independent in the world - part of a justice system that is widely admired at home and abroad.”

Read more at: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/crime/appeal-for-magistrates-due-to-volunteers-shortage-1-8505905
The Lord Chancellor Liz Truss said: “The involvement of lay people - recruited from a cross-section of our society - is a central principle in the administration of justice. It helps safeguard our citizens, with crucial decisions affecting an individual’s liberty being decided not by officials of the state - but by an independent bench of trained magistrates drawn from the local community. Our judiciary is amongst the most respected and independent in the world - part of a justice system that is widely admired at home and abroad.”

Read more at: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/crime/appeal-for-magistrates-due-to-volunteers-shortage-1-8505905

 Originally posted at http://thejusticeofthepeaceblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/be-jp-in-wig...

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