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(a) Selection. The Presiding Judge, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall select a chief judge of the following special departments: Civil, Criminal, Juvenile and Unified Family Court and the Chief Judge of the Maleng Regional Justice Center. A presiding judge shall select chief judges only for the year in which the Presiding Judge holds office.

(b) Term. Each chief judge shall serve a term of twelve months, beginning January 1. The judge may be reappointed for successive one-year terms, in accordance with LCMR 5(a).

[Adopted effective September 1, 2016.]