Texas Government Code - Section 26.024. Appointment To Share Bench
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§ 26.024. APPOINTMENT TO SHARE BENCH. (a) The county
judge may appoint a retired judge or a constitutional county judge
from another county as a visiting judge to share the bench if the
county judge finds that the dockets of the county court reflect a
case load that the county judge considers to be in excess of that
which can be disposed of properly in a manner consistent with the
efficient administration of justice.
(b) The visiting judge may share the bench for periods
authorized by the commissioners court.
(c) The visiting judge shall sit in those matters authorized
by the county judge and has the powers of the county judge in
relation to those matters.
(d) The order appointing the visiting judge shall be noted
on the docket of the court.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 480, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended
by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 811, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts
1995, 74th Leg., ch. 782, § 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999,
76th Leg., ch. 1388, § 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Last modified: August 11, 2007