§8-8-12  Duties of chief judge. –

Published: 2015

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Courts and Civil Procedure–Courts


District Court

SECTION 8-8-12

   § 8-8-12  Duties of chief judge. –

(a) The chief judge shall be the administrative head of the district court and

shall be responsible for its operation and the efficient use of its manpower.

To this end he or she shall:

   (1) Hold court in any division when he or she deems it


   (2) Assign judges to hold court in the various divisions;

   (3) Designate the place or places for holding court in each


   (4) Fix the time for holding court in each division and

supervise the calendars;

   (5) Report annually to the chief justice of the supreme court

on the state of the business of the district court;

   (6) Supervise the collection and publication of statistics

pertaining to the court;

   (7) Supervise the management of the records of the court;

   (8) Determine the time of vacations to be taken by the

district judges;

   (9) Preside over the district court conference and designate

the time and place that it shall be held;

   (10) Promulgate rules and regulations relating to:

   (i) The licensing of constables to serve certain district

court civil process; and

   (ii) The duties and conduct of licensed constables.

   (b) The chief judge of the district court may designate an

associate judge of the district court as administrative judge of the district

court. The administrative judge may exercise such administrative authority as

may be delegated to him or her by the chief judge. The administrative judge

shall receive an increase in compensation which shall be set pursuant to §


   (c) The chief judge of the district court shall appoint

sufficient court recorders to enable all proceedings to be recorded by

electronic means and who shall assist in such other clerical duties subject to

the labor laws of this state and applicable collective bargaining agreement as

may be prescribed from time to time by the chief judge of the district court.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 4; P.L. 1971, ch. 183, § 4; P.L. 1982, ch.

259, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 5, § 5; P.L. 2005, ch. 117, art.

25, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 154, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 160, § 1; P.L.

2008, ch. 1, § 3; P.L. 2012, ch. 415, § 11.)