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Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Place 7

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Place 9A Circuit Judge is elected to a 6-year term with a starting annual salary of $119,948.50. This Circuit Court handles criminal felony case jury trials where the defendant has been indicted by a Grand Jury. It also handles civil case jury trials over $10,000.00 dollars and the appeals from District Court Civil Division, as well as misdemeanor appeals and traffic offenses from Municipal Court.

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  • Jill Phillips
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

How does your training and legal experience qualify you to serve on the Circuit Court?

What, in your opinion, will be the greatest challenges facing the judicial system? How should they be addressed? Please include current shortage of funding and available resources.

The office of Circuit Judge is an elected one. How would you balance the realities of being an elected official with the standard of judicial impartiality called for by the office and what do you see as the effect of party affiliation on this balance?

Given the increasing cost of judicial campaigns, would you be willing to accept limits on campaign spending? Please explain.

Given the current status of overcrowding in Alabama jails and prisons, what alternatives to incarceration would you utilize?

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