AMENDMENT 976 RATIFIED

Walker County: Judge of Probate.

The Judge of Probate of Walker County may exercise equity jurisdiction concurrent with that of the circuit court in cases originally filed in the Probate Court of Walker County if the judge of probate is a member of the Alabama State Bar. In any case subject to this amendment, the judge of probate shall possess the power and authority of a circuit court judge trying the case and the case shall be treated in all respects in the same manner as a case filed in circuit court. The Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure shall apply in the cases except as otherwise specifically provided by law. This amendment is self-executing, but the Legislature may enact additional laws to implement this amendment if needed.