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Title 4: Judiciary

Chapter 29: JUDICIAL BUREAU

4 V.S.A. § 1108. Judicial bureau violations; jurisdiction of assistant judges



§ 1108. Judicial bureau violations; jurisdiction of assistant judges

(a) Subject to the limits of this section and notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, an assistant judge sitting alone shall have the same jurisdiction, powers, and duties to hear and decide matters within the jurisdiction of the judicial bureau under section 1102 of this title as a hearing officer has under the provisions of this chapter.

(b)(1) An assistant judge who elects to hear and decide matters in the judicial bureau shall:

(A) [Repealed.]

(B) have successfully completed at least 40 hours of training, which shall be provided by the court administrator; and

(C) annually complete eight hours of continuing education supervised by the court administrator.

(2) The training and education required by this subsection shall be developed by the court administrator in consultation with the association of assistant judges. Law clerk assistance shall be available to the assistant judges.

(c) The administrative judge may assign or direct assignment of an assistant judge with his or her consent to hear matters in the judicial bureau within the county in which the assistant judge presides or in a county other than the county in which the assistant judge presides if the assistant judge has elected to hear and decide such matters. (Added 1997, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; amended 2005, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. May 20, 2006; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 55a.)