HCCLR 21 Commissioners/Elected Sitting Judge Pro Tems (SAR 6) (A) Duties. By law, in each county, the Court may appoint up to three constitutional Court Commissioners(registered to vote in and resident of the county in which theyserve) and as many standing Court Commissioners as are necessary to conduct the business of the Court. Court Commissioners shall perform duties as assigned by the court and serve at the leisure of the Court. Court Commissioners have all powers conferred by law, including the authority to accept pleas in criminal matters. (B) Direction. Commissioners discharge their duties under the general direction of the presiding Judge. In order to expedite pending matters, a Commissioner may request other Commissioner to hear a matter not otherwise assigned to the latter Commissioner. (C) Portable Judges. The Court may appoint up to 3 elected sitting Judge Pro Tems per county pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Rule 6. Any duly appointed Judge Pro Tem may perform any act or duty authorized to be performed by the Judge of this District. (Effective 9/1/03)
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