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.
  • Technology.
  • 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?