When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer

Do you want to be a massage therapist in Helena, Montana? You’ll need 500 hours of study to receive your license first.

What about a barber at a shop in Billings? Get ready to spend 1,500 hours practicing your craft.

How about one of state’s justices of the peace, with the power to send defendants to jail for up to six months? You’re in luck—only a four-day certification course is necessary.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/when-your-judge-isnt-a-lawyer/515568/