justice's judgment


justice's judgment
A judgment rendered by a justice of the peace. Such a judgment is the judgment of a court not of record, and therefore cannot be established as a record, but is to be established as a public writing, not of record, by evidence. Hamilton v Wright, 11 NC (4 Hawks) 283, 286. As to filing a transcript of a justice's judgment in a court of record so as to give effect to the judgment as one of a court of record, see 31 Am J Rev ed J P § 94.

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