They can pronounce you "man and wife..." evict you from your home and settle your minor legal claims. It is, by all accounts, a position with very basic judicial responsibilities.
But the WDSU I-Team has learned that – depending on where a justice of the peace serves – the financial rewards can be huge.
When fees paid to the office are considered, a Jefferson Parish man is one of the best compensated elected officials in Louisiana, taking home more money than the governor here – and in Alabama and Mississippi – and more than any other judge in the state.
Read the full story from WDSU - New Orleans here.