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  Magistrates' Court
Who's who in court?
Magistrates
Clerk
Lawyers
Witnesses
Usher
Court reporter

 
One of the magistrates listening to a lawyer's speech Magistrates
There are usually three magistrates listening to the trial.

Their job is to make the decision of whether the accused person is 'guilty' or 'not guilty'.

During the trial, they make notes of the important evidence and the law - which they are told by the clerk of the court.

They make their decision based on only what has been said in court.


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