District judge (Magistrates’ Court)
A qualified judge in the magistrates’ courts. To be appointed, a person must have been qualified as either a barrister or a solicitor for at least seven years. They are full-time paid judges in the Magistrates’ Court at the busier courts, mostly in London and other cities.
They can sit to hear cases on their own, or they can form a panel with two lay magistrates . Representation of women and ethnic minorities is similar to that of district judges .