Senate Judiciary Committee http://apr.org en Bill Sets Up System To Move Alabama Judgeships http://apr.org/post/bill-sets-system-move-alabama-judgeships <P>The chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee is working on legislation to shift some Alabama judgeships to areas with heavy caseloads and backlogs in the court system.</P> <P>Republican Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster said Friday he will offer his bill when the Legislature convenes Feb. 5. It would set up a system to shift judicial positions when a circuit judge retires in a county with a low caseload.</P> <P>Judges are assigned to 41 judicial circuits in Alabama. They can cover from one to five counties. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:16:55 +0000 The Associated Press & The 23407 at http://apr.org Bill Sets Up System To Move Alabama Judgeships