Senior judges, judges pro tempore, and oaths

S.E.A. 81, P.L. 22
Effective: July 1, 2016

Allows: (1) a senior judge; or (2) a judge pro tempore; serving in a county that has a probate court, a circuit court, or a superior court judge to, with the consent of the judge of the probate court, circuit court, or a superior court in the county, sit as the judge of the consenting judge’s court in any matter as if the senior judge or judge pro tempore were the elected judge or appointed judge of the court. Provides that a judge pro tempore may serve as a judge of a court regardless of whether the appointed or elected judge of the court is present and available in the building that contains the court. Provides that justices and judges of courts may administer oaths anywhere in Indiana.

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