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CHAPTER 16-12B

MAGISTRATE JUDGES

16-12B-1      Temporary transfer of magistrate judge--Powers and duties.
16-12B-1.1      Number of magistrate judges.
16-12B-1.2      Certification and information on nominees for magistrate judge--Approval by Supreme Court.
16-12B-1.3      Term of magistrate judges--Removal.
16-12B-2      Service as magistrate by retired justice or judge--Effect of acts--Expenses.
16-12B-3      Authority to solemnize marriages--Fees.
16-12B-4      Authority to administer oaths, etc.
16-12B-5      Jurisdiction to issue summonses, warrants.
16-12B-6      Right to counsel in magistrate court.
16-12B-7      Jurisdiction--Bonds and personal recognizance.
16-12B-8      Jurisdiction--Acceptance of defaults and trial of certain petty offenses--Acceptance of pleas--Sentencing.
16-12B-9      Jurisdiction--Forfeiture of appearance bonds.
16-12B-10      Jurisdiction--Committal.
16-12B-11      Jurisdiction--Trial of minor criminal cases.
16-12B-12      Jurisdiction--Small claim proceedings.
16-12B-13      Jurisdiction--Limitations.
16-12B-14      Jurisdiction--Mental illness cases.
16-12B-14.1      Jurisdiction--Adult probationary drug court program.
16-12B-15      Record of proceedings in magistrate court--Stenographic record--Costs--Appeal.
16-12B-16      Right of appeal to circuit court.
16-12B-17      Practice of law by magistrates.
16-12B-18      Court practice prohibited to full-time magistrates.


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