Purpose: This local court rule is adopted to provide a district-wide procedure for reassignment of selected cases in compliance with Administrative Rules 2(9)and (10).
If the Presiding Judge determines it is inappropriate for the Presiding Judge to preside in an assigned case, a new judge will be randomly assigned by the Odyssey case management system.
If the Presiding Judge is subject to a demand for change of judge pursuant to N.D.C.C. § 29-15-21:
1. The demand is to be referred by the Clerk to the acting presiding judge or to the judge with the most seniority of the judges available to rule on the demand.
2. If the demand is granted, a new judge will be randomly assigned by the Odyssey case management system.
Comment: This rule was amended in 2011 to bring it in line with current technology utilized by the Court system in the assignment of cases and to remove references to positions and procedures no longer in place within the District.
[Effective December 1, 1991; approved by Supreme Court December 11, 1991; readopted effective January 1, 1993; readopted effective January 1, 1998; readopted as amended on an emergency basis April 7, 2011; and approved, as readopted and amended by the Supreme Court January 11, 2012.]
CROSS REFERENCE: See Effective Term of Local Court Rule, N.D.R. Local Ct. P.R. § 10