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Non-Lawyer Judges: Justices and Magistrates

January 25th, 2013 · No Comments

“Justice of the Peace” is an imposing title. Almost like Justice of the Supreme Court? Not quite; A Justice of the Peace presides over a court of limited territorial and subject-matter jurisdiction, and is addressed as “Judge” more often than “Justice”. Justices of the Peace were originally English quasi-judicial officers who volunteered to preserve the […]

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An Eviction by Any Other Name…

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments

We last discussed eviction procedures in our post about Landlord Tenant Laws back in April, 2008. Now for a brief update: As noted in the original post, most eviction cases are heard by courts of general jurisdiction, such as Superior Courts or District Courts. Of course specific courts’ jurisdiction varies from state to state, depending […]

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Going to School to Stay Out of Jail

August 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Contrary to¬†stereotypes of hard-nosed prosecutors and stern¬†judges, not every District Attorney or criminal court judge is out to lock up every lawbreaker for the maximum term. In every state, there are programs designed to keep offenders out of jail and to steer them away from future offenses. We’re all familiar with probation, which substitutes supervision […]

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