Vanderburgh Circuit Court Possibly Adding Another Magistrate

Hoosier lawmakers begin the process of adding another magistrate to Vanderburgh Circuit Court.
Hoosier lawmakers begin the process of adding another magistrate to Vanderburgh Circuit Court.

A magistrate has many of the same powers as a judge, but the person is not elected and must answer to the judge.

Supporters of the idea say the case load in circuit court justifies the added position.

The Senate Judiciary Committee began discussing the idea at its meeting this morning.
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