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> Code of Alabama Title 12, Chapter 11a - Private Judge
Code of Alabama Title 12, Chapter 11a - Private Judge
Section 12-11a-1 - Definitions.
As used in this chapter, private judge means a person who is qualified to act as a judge of a case. (Act 2012-266, p. 514,
Section 12-11a-2 - Qualifications; Requirements.
(a) Persons who may act as private judges shall: (1) Have been, but are not actively serving as, a judge of a district or circuit...
Section 12-11a-3 - Registration; Petition for Appointment.
(a) A former judge qualified under this chapter who wishes to serve as a private judge must register with the Director of the Alabama Center...
Section 12-11a-4 - Trial Without Jury; Powers of Private Judge; Immunity; Procedures.
(a) A trial conducted by a private judge shall be conducted without a jury. (b) A person who serves as a private judge has, for...
Section 12-11a-5 - Filing Fee.
A filing fee of one hundred dollars ($100) shall be required with every petition to appoint a private judge. This one hundred dollar ($100) fee...
Section 12-11a-6 - Services Provided by Circuit Court Clerk and Sheriff.
(a) The clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the case is filed shall provide the same case management services as with...
Section 12-11a-7 - Time and Place of Hearing; Notice.
(a) A case heard by a private judge may be heard: (1) At any time. (2) At any place in Alabama. (b) A private judge...
Section 12-11a-8 - Compensation.
Notwithstanding the Rules of Civil Procedure, a private judge may receive compensation for hearing a case in an amount and subject to the terms and...
Last modified: November 15, 2016