Category: CJA01-0305

Code of Judicial Administration – Effective Date May 30, 2024

CJA01-0305. Board of senior judges. Amend. Expands membership on the Board to include senior justice court judges and revises term lengths and the number of Board meetings.

CJA03-0104. Presiding judges. Amend. Removes the requirement to send notice of a senior judge assignment to the State Court Administrator.

CJA03-0108. Judicial assistance. Amend. Adds water law cases to the criteria for transferring or assigning senior judges, and  clarifies and simplifies considerations for assigning senior judges.

CJA03-0111. Performance evaluations. Amend. Removes references to senior judges. The process for evaluating senior judge performance has been incorporated into Rule 11-201.

CJA03-0113. Senior judges. Amend. Requires the AOC to provide a new senior judge orientation and expands the responsibilities of court executives in providing support for senior judges.

CJA03-0403. Judicial branch education. Amend. Clarifies that “annually” refers to the fiscal year and revises and simplifies education requirements for active and inactive senior judges.

CJA03-0501. Insurance benefits upon retirement. Amend. Revises qualifications for incentive benefits.

CJA011-0201. Senior Judges. Amend.

CJA.011-0203. Senior Justice Court Judges. Amend. 

The amendments to Rules 11-201 and 11-203: (1) clarify and revise qualifications for appointment of senior judges, (2) establish qualifications and processes for reappointment of senior judges, (3) establish and revise standards and processes for performance evaluation of senior judges, (4) clarify the role of the Judicial Council in the appointment and reappointment of senior judges, (5) revise the terms of office and authority of senior judges, and (6) include general cleanup for clarity and consistency.


CJA01-0305. Judicial Council Order

CJA03-0104. Judicial Council Order

CJA03-0108. Judicial Council Order

CJA03-0111. Judicial Council Order

CJA03-0113. Judicial Council Order

CJA03-0403. Judicial Council Order

CJA03-0501. Judicial Council Order

CJA011-0201, CJA011-0203. Supreme Court Order

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective June 28, 2021

CJA01-0305. Board of Senior Judges. Amended. The amendments to CJA Rule 1-305 modify the Board of Senior Judges.

CJA03-0104. Presiding judges. Amended. The amendments to CJA Rule 3-104 clarify the authority of a presiding judge to assign a senior judge by referencing CJA Rule 3-108.

CJA03-0108. Judicial assistance. Amended. The amendments to CJA Rule 3-108 establish the circumstances for which a senior judge assignment may be made and the procedure for making a senior judge assignment.

CJA03-0113. Senior judges. Amended. The amendments to CJA Rule 3-113 clarify and modify the circumstances in which a senior judge may be compensated for judicial coverage.

CJA03-0501. Insurance Benefits Upon Retirement. Amended. The amendments to CJA Rule 3-501 provide guidance for the use of the senior judge incentive benefit.

CJA11-0201. Senior Judges. The amendments to CJA Rule 11-201 provide the Supreme Court with additional information about applicants for appointment as a senior judge and clarify the process in which an applicant may respond to a Judicial Council recommendation regarding the appointment of a senior judge.

Judicial Council Order

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 01-205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Adds an attorney with experience representing parents in abuse, neglect and dependency cases to the Committee on Children and Family Law.
CJA 01-305. Board of Senior Judges. Amend. Restrict membership to active senior judges.
CJA 02-103. Open and closed meetings. Amend. Prohibits those attending a closed meeting from discussing the topic except with others attending the meeting.
CJA 03-403. Judicial branch education. Amend. Establishes the minimum requirements for an active senior judge after a break in service.

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