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Ian Bell
01/06/06 04:26
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Northrepps
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#106687 - Magistrates
Responding to: Joseph Hebert's previous message
Joseph Hebert said:
If I were making up the rules, I would not allow lawyers to be judges. I would not allow anyone with a law degree, or some maximum number of hours of law school, to be a judge.

In the UK in the very lowest court this is exactly what we have. It is called a magistrates court and the magistrate is just a citizen of good standing who receives some very basic training. A lawyer is present to advise the magistrates on the law and sentencing but the judgements are made by the magistrates.

Ian



List of 16 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
please do not be serious      Erik Malund      01/05/06 15:15      
   You say Lawyers, I say bottom-feeders      Joseph Hebert      01/05/06 17:57      
      Magistrates      Ian Bell      01/06/06 04:26      
         magistrates      Steve M. Taylor      01/09/06 11:17      
            They do      Ian Bell      01/09/06 15:38      
            Magistrates' court in the UK      Graham Cole      01/10/06 04:36      
               Keyboard damage      Steve M. Taylor      01/12/06 11:16      
   backspace on PSTN      Kalpak Dabir      01/06/06 04:39      
   highway improvement      Terry Lingle      01/06/06 06:33      
   Since no one else will play,      Joseph Hebert      01/08/06 20:11      
      Handles      Robert Revens      01/09/06 01:28      
         My handles      Jeff Post      01/09/06 15:14      
   Rule makers come-upance      Oliver Sedlacek      01/10/06 05:19      
   If I were making some rules...      Jon Ledbetter      01/11/06 20:14      
   Rules in Engrish      Aron Kalebic      01/12/06 03:38      
      Many thanks - that made my day      Ian Bell      01/12/06 09:25      

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