§1108. Judicial bureau violations; jurisdiction of assistant judges

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Title

04

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Judiciary






Chapter

029

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JUDICIAL BUREAU











 

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1108. Judicial bureau violations; jurisdiction of assistant judges

(a) Subject to

the limits of this section and notwithstanding any provision of law to the

contrary, an assistant judge sitting alone shall have the same jurisdiction,

powers, and duties to hear and decide matters within the jurisdiction of the

judicial bureau under section 1102 of this title as a hearing officer has under

the provisions of this chapter.

(b)(1) An

assistant judge who elects to hear and decide matters in the judicial bureau

shall:

(A) [Repealed.]

(B) have

successfully completed at least 40 hours of training, which shall be provided

by the court administrator; and

(C) annually

complete eight hours of continuing education supervised by the court

administrator.

(2) The training

and education required by this subsection shall be developed by the court

administrator in consultation with the association of assistant judges. Law

clerk assistance shall be available to the assistant judges.

(c) The

administrative judge may assign or direct assignment of an assistant judge with

his or her consent to hear matters in the judicial bureau within the county in

which the assistant judge presides or in a county other than the county in

which the assistant judge presides if the assistant judge has elected to hear

and decide such matters. (Added 1997, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; amended 2005,

No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. May 20, 2006; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), §

55a.)
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