2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 10 - MAGISTRATE COURTS
ARTICLE 11 - SENIOR MAGISTRATES
§ 15-10-220 - Creation of office; qualifications
. Creation of office; qualifications
There is created the office of senior magistrate. Subject to the approval of the governing authority, any chief magistrate of this state may appoint to the office of senior magistrate any retired chief magistrate, magistrate, or judge who prior to retirement served at least eight consecutive years as chief magistrate or magistrate, or a combination of such offices, or served eight consecutive years as a judge of a court of record or juvenile court, or a combination of such offices. A senior magistrate need not be a member of the State Bar of Georgia, unless required by local law. The term of an appointment made pursuant to this Code section shall not exceed the current term of the appointing officer.
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