Maine Revised Statutes

§2-A. Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court to sit in District Court

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court may assign a Justice or Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court to sit in the Superior Court or the District Court, and when so directed the justice has authority and jurisdiction in the Superior Court or the District Court as if the justice were a regular justice or judge of that court. When assigned under this section, the justice may hear all matters and issue all orders, notices, decrees and judgments that any Justice of the Superior Court or Judge of the District Court is authorized to hear and issue. [2001, c. 69, §1 (AMD).]

The order of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court directing a Justice or an Active Retired Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court to sit in the Superior Court or the District Court must be filed with the Executive Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court, but need not be docketed or otherwise recorded in any case heard by that justice. [2001, c. 69, §1 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 683, §E1 (NEW). 1999, c. 547, §B1 (AMD). 1999, c. 547, §B80 (AFF). 2001, c. 69, §1 (AMD).

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