Representative Bodies

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A number of bodies exist in order to represent the interests of judicial office holders in Scotland. Read more about each organisation on the following pages:

Sheriffs' Association

The Sheriffs’ Association promotes of the interests of the sheriffs of Scotland and the consideration of subjects connected with the law and the administration of justice.

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Part-time Sheriffs' Association

Responsible for the interests of part-time sheriffs. Find out more about its office holders.

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Scottish Justices Association

The Scottish Justices Association was formed in May 2007 and has over 400 members who are Justices of the Peace In Scotland.

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Judicial Institute for Scotland

The Judicial Institute for Scotland (JIS) is the body responsible for judicial training in Scotland. The staff of the JIS are a part of the Judicial Office for Scotland. The Institute runs training courses for the judiciary and issues written material to all judges.

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