do judicial commissioners receive training or are they required to have a certain level of competent knowledge of the law? I know several judicial commissioners and believe most are exemplary citizens. Jim Hartman and David Williams are two whom I believe to be in this category and I believe they are more than capable of understanding most statutes of law. What kind of proof does someone need to have a warrant sworn out? How does a citizen go about seeing what evidence was presented to a judicial commissioner to obtain an arrest warrant? My questions arise from my being arrested in August of 2012 due to a baseless warrant filed by a local attorney. when i use the term "baseless', i am simply saying that the da(who was representing the attorney who leveled the allegation against me) asked for the judge to dismiss the charge while i and my attorney were more than willing to go to trial. i imagine the person who took out the warrant did not want the issue to make it into the circuit court, but i'm only speculating. i had already been forced to retain a lawyer to defend myself against the allegation, had been arrested, and had to post bail.
what I’m asking is how much responsibility falls on the judicial commissioner or as their employer, the county? What recourse does a citizen have against an officer of the court who misuses or abuses their authority or law license? Would the judicial commissioner who signed the warrant or the citizen who leveled the allegation be at fault for a baseless warrant that was dismissed as soon as it got to the courtroom? Are taxpayers allowed to ask questions of judicial commissioners concerning their education, competency, and the evidence used to file a warrant out on another citizen. If I file malicious prosecution on the attorney and she/he ends up using the judicial commissioner as a shield or throws him “under the bus,” do I then file suit against the county? I would appreciate answers and opinions from those who hire the Judicial Commissioners, attorneys, and the public in general. I would also invite others to send any valid complaints against Judicial Commissioners to me to consider as I try to get answers to my own complaint.