The Times has part II of its series on injustice in the Town and Village Courts. Part III is here . I think the answer is simple. Make it a requirement that the Towns and Villages hire only people with law degrees for the job and pay them according to 18b rates for felonies ($75.00 per hour) then require they get clerks and hire them for $10.00 per hour. Average village court runs 2x per month about 5 hours for the night. That would cost about $425.00 per session, or $850 per month. Total cost for each court per year? $10200.00. They take more than that in fines every month.