Requirement for Municipal Judges

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Appointment, Training, Continuing Education 
- Appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council 
- Two-year term 
 - Must be certified by the South Carolina Court Administration within the first year
Must complete a Judicial Mentoring Program (12 months) 
 - Must be re-certified every 8 years 
 - Must complete at least 14 hours of approved continuing education each yearSC Commission on CLE and Specializations (SC Supreme Court) 
 - Annual training must include Ethics element 
- Triannual training must include Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse elements ​