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SB351 - Municipal Court Judge Training (Effective 7/1/12)

Senate Bill 351
Municipal Court Judge Training
Effective date: July 1, 2012

Under this legislation, all judges of courts exercising municipal court jurisdiction will join municipal court judges in their training requirements. Any person who becomes a judge of a court exercising municipal court jurisdiction on or after July 1, 2012, must complete 20 hours of initial training within one year after his or her election or appointment date in order to become certified, and must complete the same continuing training requirements as municipal court judges to maintain certified status thereafter. The Judicial Qualifications Council has the option to remove a judge if he or she does not complete the training requirements. Magistrate court judges, probate judges, and judges of courts of record presiding in courts exercising municipal court jurisdiction are exempted from these requirements.

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