Probate Judge Running
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Douglas, GA

#1 Apr 10, 2012
I am new to the area and would like some input on all the people running for the Probate Judge position. Do any of them have a law degree or have experience in working in a probate office before. There are some many running in the election a little back ground would be greatly appreciated.
your full of it

Bay Saint Louis, MS

#2 Apr 10, 2012
only one, Rhonda.
Bill

United States

#3 Apr 11, 2012
A law degree is not necessarily a requirement for the job of probate judge. This is because the probate judge's primary responsibility does not deal with trial law. The probate judge deals primarily with things like marriage licenses, gun permits, etc. The state has training for newly elected probate judges that will give them all of the information that they need to start working effectively with probate. The probate judge cannot practice unless he or she has received this training within the allotted amount of time. All probate judges are required to go for this training. They are also required to continue with a certain amount of training each year. I hope this helps. I really do not have an opinion on any of the candidates as of yet. I will just have to see where they stand morally and ethically. Have a good day.
None

Vidalia, GA

#4 Apr 11, 2012
Bill,

I must disagree. The probate judge holds court just like any other judge in this state. They hear cases, respond to filed motions, hear testimony, rule on objections, etc. The probate judge is responsible for holding hearings on all contested probate cases (i.e. will contests). The office of probate judge is not a "paper pushing" job.

A law degree might not be required under the law but it should be.
djb

Jesup, GA

#5 Apr 11, 2012
the probate judge now cant keep what is said or done in his office to himself breach of confiality??????????
Bill

United States

#6 Apr 11, 2012
None wrote:
Bill,
I must disagree. The probate judge holds court just like any other judge in this state. They hear cases, respond to filed motions, hear testimony, rule on objections, etc. The probate judge is responsible for holding hearings on all contested probate cases (i.e. will contests). The office of probate judge is not a "paper pushing" job.
A law degree might not be required under the law but it should be.
I never said that they didn't. I merely said that their primary responsibility is not trial law. Rather it is probate law. This is why they are called a probate judge. I never said they were just a paper pusher.
Information

Allenhurst, GA

#7 Apr 11, 2012
In Georgia, in counties with a population of over 96,000, the probate judge must be an attorney and have been in practice for at least seven years. Jeff Davis County doesn't fit into that category because of its small population.
Citizen

Douglas, GA

#8 Apr 11, 2012
I have read the tread and no one has answered her question so far on information regarding the people running. That answer is no they don't have a law degree,. I totally agree that you should have some back ground in law to hold any probate judge’s office. I have worked from many years as a paralegal and have dealings with probate cases on a regular basis and sometime the attorney has to relate the law to the probate judges regarding estate law in more than one county, because they do teach them the fundamentals of running the office but not the law with more intense cases. They handle Estates, Guardianships, and other cases that require some knowledge of the law when there are disputes. The ladies running for Probate Judge will be bias when it will come to friends or for the people that think they are upper class. I think people should think long and hard about voting for anyone and do a really good background check because this is not a popularity contest this is a serious position and should be handled the same when you are dealing with people’s lives.
Voter III

United States

#9 Apr 11, 2012
Vote Paul McNeal! Has law experience and will be fair to all concerned.
Voter

Austell, GA

#10 Apr 12, 2012
Vote Jimmy Disharoon!!!!
cutter

United States

#11 Apr 12, 2012
Wouldn't you want someone in office that had some clue what was going on with law. Mrs Ronda Herndon is a very smart lady. She worked for Attorney Nathan Deaton.
Bill

United States

#12 Apr 12, 2012
Information wrote:
In Georgia, in counties with a population of over 96,000, the probate judge must be an attorney and have been in practice for at least seven years. Jeff Davis County doesn't fit into that category because of its small population.
You are correct. I was speaking in relation to Jeff Davis County. He or she must also not currently practice law while holding the office of probate judge. This is pursuant to O.C.G.A.§ 15-9-4.
opinion

Jesup, GA

#13 Apr 12, 2012
Rhonda Herndon all the way!!!!!!!!!!
mimi50

Milton, FL

#14 Apr 12, 2012
If McNeal has a law degree,why is he over the Bus shop! I think Rhonda Herndon is the best for the job!!!
OUOU

Jesup, GA

#15 Apr 30, 2012
Vote Paul McNeal! Has law experience and will be fair to all concerned.
Wouldn't you want someone in office that had some clue what was going on with law. Mrs Ronda Herndon is a very smart lady. She worked for Attorney Nathan Deaton.
All this is very true but the question is still you is the right person for the JOB???
Alot of people have worked in Law Enforcement, Prison System and the Attorney's office so the question is does this make them the right one??
NO IT DON'T
Something to do

Navarre, FL

#16 Apr 30, 2012
OUOU wrote:
Vote Paul McNeal! Has law experience and will be fair to all concerned.
Wouldn't you want someone in office that had some clue what was going on with law. Mrs Ronda Herndon is a very smart lady. She worked for Attorney Nathan Deaton.
All this is very true but the question is still you is the right person for the JOB???
Alot of people have worked in Law Enforcement, Prison System and the Attorney's office so the question is does this make them the right one??
NO IT DON'T
It don't?
The One and Only Is Back

Savannah, GA

#17 Apr 30, 2012
Vote for Laura Land Wommack
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Savannah, GA

#22 May 2, 2012
Sometimes people just need a chance to roll up their sleeves and put some hard work into a job. I don't think the ones running are as qualified as they need to be but I'm sure the're training available. Also, I don't think they are dumb either. I think the citizens are capable of electing a qualified person with some training. Sometime people are so smart they have no common sense. I wish whoever wins God will give them wisdom to serve the people with fairness and serve with dignity.
Something to do

Navarre, FL

#23 May 2, 2012
Reply wrote:
Sometimes people just need a chance to roll up their sleeves and put some hard work into a job. I don't think the ones running are as qualified as they need to be but I'm sure the're training available. Also, I don't think they are dumb either. I think the citizens are capable of electing a qualified person with some training. Sometime people are so smart they have no common sense. I wish whoever wins God will give them wisdom to serve the people with fairness and serve with dignity.
The're training available?
PREACHER

Brunswick, GA

#24 May 17, 2012
YOU CAN NOT FORCE RELIGION ON PEOPLE

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