Records show big-time salaries for SC’s part-time judges


By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

In South Carolina, there are at least 54 part-time magistrate and municipal judges earning more than $50,000 annually.

At least that’s how state court officials classify them, though several judges contacted by The Nerve offered dissenting opinions about the length of their work weeks and work loads.

Most South Carolinians who experience the state court system likely will do so in either magistrate or municipal courts, which hear traffic cases and minor criminal cases. Magistrates also handle civil cases involving damages of less than $7,500.

at The Nerve.