LR.02 PRESIDING JUDGE (a) Election. The judges of the superior court shall elect a presiding judge and assistant presiding judge as required by GR 29. The first election shall occur on or before July 1, 2002. Each succeeding election shall occur on or before January 1 of even-numbered years, beginning with 2004. The election shall be conducted at a meeting of all judges of the district by open vote. (b) Term. The term of the presiding judge and assistant presiding judge shall be for two years commencing on January 1 of the year in which the term begins. The term of the initial presiding judge pursuant to this rule shall be from date of election until December 31, 2003. (c) Vacancies. Interim vacancies of the office of presiding judge or assistant presiding judge shall be filled as provided in LGR 29(a). (d) Executive Committee. The two judges not serving as presiding judge shall constitute an executive committee to advise the presiding judge. The responsibilities of the presiding judge, as set forth in GR 29, may be shared with members of the executive committee.
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