As has been often repeated around here, a lot of probate judges aren't lawyers. While I generally despise the level of penetration lawyers have obtained in government I genuinelly think that judges should have to be lawyers. How much of a battle would it be to introduce a law that required probate judges to be lawyers or maybe as a back up required that the ballot computer listed whether or not they were lawyers. I'm quite sure few people know about this and most everyone I tell is shocked when they find out so I think at a minimum the disclosure requirement would get a lot of non-lawyers out of office. Or am I crazy and would this hurt us?