District Court Act 2016

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Part-time Judges

30 Attorney-General may authorise permanent Judge to sit part-time

(1)

The Attorney-General may, on application by a permanent Judge, authorise the Judge to sit on a part-time basis for a specified period.

(2)

The Attorney-General must not authorise a Judge to sit part-time unless the Chief District Court Judge agrees and, in considering whether to agree, the Chief District Court Judge must have regard to the need to ensure the orderly and efficient conduct of the court’s business.

(3)

In the case of an Environment Judge, the Chief District Court Judge must first consult the Principal Environment Judge before agreeing to the Judge sitting part-time.

(4)

The Attorney-General may authorise a Judge to sit part-time with effect from—

(a)

the date on which the Judge takes up office; or

(b)

any other date.

(5)

The Attorney-General may authorise a Judge to sit part-time for a specified period on more than 1 occasion.