Section 12-11-1

Circuit court in every county.

(a) There is provided in every county in the state a circuit court with all the jurisdiction and powers that are conferred on the circuit court by the Constitution and laws of this state.

(b) Persons elected to or appointed to a circuit court judgeship after January 1, 2010, must have been licensed by the Alabama State Bar Association a combined total of five years or more, or by any other state bar association for a combined total of five years or more, prior to beginning a term of office or appointment to serve a vacant term of office.

(Acts 1915, No. 217, p. 279; Code 1923, §6677; Code 1940, T. 13, §127; Act 2009-562, p. 1632, §1.)