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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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Fighting a Ticket Online

December 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Just two months ago, we noted a recent innovation in some courts: contesting traffic tickets by mail. This is another way courts make it easier for the public to do business. For hundreds of years, every interaction with the court system required the physical presence in the courtroom of all parties involved. In just 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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