The professional group representing town and village justices in New York says that, with a shortage of attorneys in rural areas of the state, now is not the time to consider a change in the law that would require local judicial officers to come from the ranks of attorneys.

The New York State Magistrates Association said this week that it supports an initiative to address the lack of attorneys in rural areas, but that those efforts shouldn’t shift to local judges.

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