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Entries from February 2013

Non-Lawyer Judges: Municipal Courts

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Last month we discussed judges (Justices of the Peace and Magistrates) who are not required to have law degrees, and whose courts have jurisdiction over areas larger than a city or town. Judges of city, town, village, and other municipal courts in many states are also not required to have law degrees or be practicing […]

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THE TREND TOWARD INCLUDING PETS IN PROTECTIVE RESTRAINING ORDERS

February 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment

In recognition of social and criminal justice data, state courts are enforcing protective orders that include animals.¬† 23 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico,¬†have enacted laws that allow pets to be included in protective orders (AZ; AK; CA; CO; CT; HI; IL; LA; ME; MD; MA; MN; NV; NJ; NY; […]

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