Magistrate Court

Law & Order
2:03 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Study Recommends Regional Magistrate Court System

Cynthia Lee, a researcher with the National Center of State Courts, presented the report recommendations Tuesday.
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Lawmakers were presented the final recommendations Tuesday from a national group that’s been studying the state’s magistrate court system for years.

The National Center for State Courts began the study in 2013 after lawmakers approved a pay increase for a small group of magistrates across the state. The study is focused on realigning the system so the number of magistrates in each county is based on the time spent on cases instead of the county’s population.

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West Virginia Morning
9:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

A Look At The Magistrate Court System, The Wild Ramp Grows Into a New Home, & Robert Cray

Lawmakers heard a report this week on the state’s magistrate’s system from a national group.  In Huntington the Wild Ramp food market is moving to a new larger location. Also, Robert Cray performs "You Move Me" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

Judicial System
12:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Lawmakers Receive Update on Magistrate Court Study

Credit West Virginia Legislature

In between debating special session bills this week, lawmakers managed to have a few of their regularly scheduled interim meetings. During one of those meetings, legislators were updated by a national group on a study of the state's magistrate system.

The study of the state’s magistrate system started following the 2013 legislative session during which lawmakers faced some debate over magistrate pay.

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