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How Many Courts?

May 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Here at CourtReference, we’ve quite familiar with the court systems in every state. Unless you have business with courts in many different states, you may not be aware of how different court systems can be from state to state. The basic structure is not so different; each state usually has a trial court in which […]

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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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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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