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2016 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.810. Temporary judges appointed by the trial courts

(a) Scope of rule

Rules 2.810-2.819 apply to attorneys who serve as court-appointed temporary judges in the trial courts. The rules do not apply to subordinate judicial officers or to attorneys designated by the courts to serve as temporary judges at the parties' request.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2009; previously amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Definition of "court-appointed temporary judge"

A "court-appointed temporary judge" means an attorney who has satisfied the requirements for appointment under rule 2.812 and has been appointed by the court to serve as a temporary judge in that court.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(c) Appointment of attorneys as temporary judges

Trial courts may appoint an attorney as a temporary judge only if the attorney has satisfied the requirements of rule 2.812.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(d) Exception for extraordinary circumstances

A presiding judge may appoint an attorney who is qualified under 2.812(a), but who has not satisfied the other requirements of that rule, only in case of extraordinary circumstances. Any appointment under this subdivision based on extraordinary circumstances must be made before the attorney serves as a temporary judge, must be recorded for reporting purposes under rule 10.742(c)(3), and must not last more than 10 court days in a three-year period.

(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 2.810 amended effective January 1, 2009; adopted as rule 243.11 effective July 1, 2006; previously amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007.

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