Lay assessor

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Lay assessors are used by the government of the United Kingdom to evaluate the quality of service provided by government agencies to the public and citizens of the United Kingdom.[citation needed]

Lay assessor is also used alternatively with "lay judges" as the English term for laymen participating in judging in courts within the judicial system of Sweden (Swedish: nämndeman) and in Japan (裁判員, read "saiban-in").[citation needed]

In Fiji, serious criminal trials are conducted by a judge sitting with four lay assessors.[1]

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  1. ^ Peter Duff, "The evolution of trial by judge and assessors in Fiji", The Journal of Pacific Studies, Volume 21, 1997, 189–213

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