Proposed amendment would double time needed for lawyers to seek judgeships
A South Florida state senator is proposing a constitutional amendment that would double the amount of time someone must practice law before seeking a judgeship, according to the Florida Bar News.
State Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Margate, has proposed to increase the amount of time a lawyer must practise before running to become a judge be increased from five years to 10, the Bar reported. The report says Ring is seeking the amendment in response to a cluttered field of 42 candidates in Broward County’s primaries for judgeships last election.
If the amendment made it on the next ballot, it would require 60 percent of voters to approve of the change for it to pass, the report said.