Resident Magistrate

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Resident Magistrate (RM)

in Northern Ireland, a full-time legally qualified judge who sits in the magistrates' courts trying less serious criminal cases without a jury and conducting committal proceedings in more serious cases. They also have limited jurisdiction in civil matters. The office was created in Ireland in the 19th century when it was considered that in some areas lay justices could not be relied on.
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