Purpose: This local rule is adopted to provide a district-wide procedure for reassignment of selected cases in compliance with North Dakota Supreme Court Administrative Rule 2.
1. If the presiding judge is the judge against whom a demand for change of judge is filed under N.D.C.C. § 29-15-21, the demand will be referred to the acting presiding judge for review. If the demand is granted, a new judge from the district will be randomly assigned.
2. If the presiding judge determines that it is inappropriate for the presiding judge to preside in an assigned case, the case will be randomly reassigned to another judge in the district.
[Adopted on an emergency basis October 14, 2014, and approved by the Supreme Court November 5, 2014.]