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LR5-104. Disqualification; designation of judges.

Pursuant to Rule 1-088 of the Rules of Civil Procedure for the District Courts and Rule 5-105 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure for the District Courts, in the event of recusal or excusal of an assigned district judge, the clerk of the district court shall immediately randomly assign the case to another district judge who resides in the county in order that at all times a district judge will be assigned to a pending case. Counsel for all parties will have ten (10) days in which to agree upon a district judge to hear the case, and if that district judge so agrees, the clerk of the district court shall reassign the case to that district judge.

If all district judges who reside in the county have been excused or recused, and counsel for all parties fail to agree upon another district judge to hear the case, the clerk of the district court in the county in which the case is pending shall randomly assign a district judge of another division in the district to hear the case.

[Approved, effective April 1, 1999.]

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