I am an Assistant Justices' Clerk. Am I exempt from a period of recognised training?

You may be exempt from a period of training if you have: 

  • completed the academic stage 
  • completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) 
  • before attending the LPC, you have served for at least five years out of the last 10 years in the Magistrates' Courts Service as an Assistant Justices' Clerk. 

You are automatically exempt from the elective elements of the Professional Skills Course (PSC). The mandatory elements of the PSC must be completed prior to applying for admission to the roll. 

Further information can be found in our Equivalent means information pack.

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