A tasty abstract from the New York Law Journal, leading to the perjorative question: how can a non-lawyer become a judge?
Justice Quits After Charges of Misconduct Are Lodged
Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal
The non-attorney justice of Mansfield Town Court in Cattaraugus County has resigned. He was accused of reducing or dropping charges against defendants without the prosecution’s consent and for using “undignified” or “discourteous” language from the bench, among other charges.