We can all agree that magistrates should have training for their job. With that said Session Law 2021-146 modifies the training requirements for magistrates by requiring completion of an annual in-service training course, with a minimum of twelve hours of instruction, including the following subjects:
Setting conditions of pretrial release.
- Impaired driving laws.
- Issuing criminal processes.
- Issuing search warrants.
- Orders of protection.
Listen to my podcast, TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK WITH LISA VALLONE , to will learn if this bill ever became law but what do you think of it? Does it go far enough? Does it help to know the current law requires a magistrate, to take a basic training course of at least 40 hours in the civil and criminal duties of their office?