LCMR 8. Pro Tempore Judges and Pro Tempore Commissioners
Local Court Management Rule
(a) Pro Tempore Judges and Pro Tempore Commissioners. The Presiding Judge, with the advice of the relevant standing committees, shall be responsible for the selection of pro tem judges and pro tem commissioners and shall ensure that such pro tem judges and pro tem commissioners are properly trained. Pro tem judges and pro tem commissioners:
(1) Serve at the pleasure of the Presiding Judge and Executive Committee. An appointment as a pro tem judge or pro tem commissioner shall work fewer than nine hundred ten (910) hours in a calendar year, except for Term Limited appointments. The pro tem judge, or pro tem commissioner, or the Court may terminate an appointment as pro tem judge or pro tem commissioner at any time without cause or prior notice.
(2) Are not subject to the Court’s personnel rules or any other employee handbook except for policies that explicitly apply to pro tem judges and pro tem commissioners.
(3) Are not eligible for leave, overtime pay, medical or retirement benefits or any other employment-related benefits. Term Limited appointments are eligible for leave and may be eligible for medical and retirement benefits.
(4) May be required to attend training pertaining to the particular services being provided. Attendance at a Court-required training is mandatory and a condition of continued placement as a pro tem judge or pro tem commissioner.
(b) Assignments. The Court has the discretion to make calendar assignments and to change assignments.
[Adopted effective September 1, 2016; amended effective June 6, 2023.]