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South Carolina: bill out of committee requires Magistrate Court Judges have at least a four-year baccalaureate degree, requires attorney-judges in counties over 75k - Gavel to Gavel
South Carolina maintains 5 trial courts, one of which is Magistrate Court (in many/most states a “magistrate” is a quasi-judicial officer of some other court, not a judge of a separate court). South Carolina Magistrate Court Judges are appointed by the governor with senate confirmation and have both civil and criminal jurisdiction, but aren’t required … Continue reading South Carolina: bill out of committee requires Magistrate Court Judges have at least a four-year baccalaureate degree, requires attorney-judges in counties over 75k