What is the legal experience required for a judge of a court of record?

California, United States of America

The following excerpt is from Gordon v. Justice Court of Yuba City, Sutter County, 108 Cal.Rptr. 912, 33 Cal.App.3d 230 (Cal. App. 1973):

The People of the State of California have expanded the legal or judicial experience requirements for judges of courts of record over the years. They might impose a requirement of experience as members of the state bar upon all persons elected or appointed as justices of the peace, either by constitutional amendment or by legislative enactment. The judicial history of the state shows this has been proposed, and rejected. The failure to adopt what some consider to be in the public interest (such as television in a courtroom) does not per se condemn justice court trials as unfair.

Generally a showing of identifiable prejudice is required in due process cases. (Beck v. Washington, supra, 369

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