SECTION 1. The Massachusetts General Laws are hereby amended by inserting the following new chapter:
An Act to provide for the improvement of required standards of Clerk Magistrates.
1.) Massachusetts, having developed a unique system of Clerk Magistrates, has found certain inconsistencies, in this system. While this system, under various reviews, may experience significant alteration, few voices likely are opposed to the improvement of standards, held by
those individuals appointed to these positions.
2.) Therefore, this Statute, establishes, and encourages, a particular additional educational standard: All Clerk Magistrates, appointed after the implementation of this Act, shall have proof of graduation, with an earned degree, from an accredited graduate Law School. In addition, current Clerk Magistrates, shall be encouraged to earn a graduate Law Degree, from an accredited Law School, if they do not have one. If they do so, within seven years of the implementation of this statute, they may receive a ten-percent upward incentive bonus, for
having done so; since doing so, may benefit themselves, and the public respect for the legal system.
3.) All individuals, meeting the requirements of this Act, shall receive additional training, and regular update training, on a yearly basis, as specified in such needed regulations, as the Attorney General, shall create, and monitor, in conjunction with the relevant supervising
justices, of each appropriately defined judicial system, in the Commonwealth.
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