26 June 2008

Hey, I Went to Law School With That Guy

I've got no idea what exactly a Justice of the Peace is in Nevada; I'm just impressed that somebody from my class is already trying to become a judge.


Well, this certainly was helpful:
NRS 4.170 Duties of justices of the peace. The justices shall be conservators of the peace in their respective townships, and shall discharge such duties as may be prescribed by law.
Heck, if we had townships in Virginia that could describe my job.

addendum 2:

Ahah! Via Esmereralda County, here's a good definition:
Justice of the Peace/Justice Court The Justice of the Peace is required to preside over a variety of hearings, including preliminary examinations in felony and gross misdemeanor cases, trials for misdemeanor criminal matters, as well as, traffic violations, formal civil suits, small claims actions, temporary restraining order hearings, and landlord/tenant hearings. In addition, the judge performs marriage ceremonies, and is subject to call out at all hours of the day and night to issue search and arrest warrants.
In other words it's what we in Virginia call a General District Court Judge.


Michael said...

I love to see my class mates doing good... It raises the bar and I really don't like to be outdone. lol.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Well, did you see THIS article? http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/tech/20070813-0852-nv-myspacejudge.html

Not sure this is a guy I would like to see as a judge...