Texas Family Code - Section 201.208. Assignment Of Judges And Appointment Of Visiting Associate Judges
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§ 201.208. ASSIGNMENT OF JUDGES AND APPOINTMENT OF
VISITING ASSOCIATE JUDGES. (a) This chapter does not limit the
authority of a presiding judge to assign a judge eligible for
assignment under Chapter 74, Government Code, to assist in
processing cases in a reasonable time.
(b) If an associate judge appointed under this subchapter is
temporarily unable to perform the associate judge's official duties
because of absence resulting from family circumstances, illness,
injury, disability, or military service, or if there is a vacancy in
the position of associate judge, the presiding judge of the
administrative judicial region in which the associate judge serves
or the vacancy occurs may appoint a visiting associate judge to
perform the duties of the associate judge during the period the
associate judge is unable to perform the associate judge's duties
or until another associate judge is appointed to fill the vacancy.
(c) A person is not eligible for appointment under this
section unless the person has served as an associate judge for at
least two years before the date of appointment.
(d) A visiting associate judge appointed under this section
is subject to each provision of this chapter that applies to an
associate judge serving under a regular appointment under this
subchapter. A visiting associate judge appointed under this
section is entitled to compensation, to be determined by a majority
vote of the presiding judges of the administrative judicial
regions, through use of funds under this subchapter. A visiting
associate judge is not considered to be a state employee for any
(e) Section 2252.901, Government Code, does not apply to the
appointment of a visiting associate judge under this section.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1302, § 12, eff. Sept. 1,
1999. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1258, § 23, eff.
Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 343, § 2, eff. June 17,
Last modified: August 11, 2007