Texas Family Code
Sec. § 201.320
Visiting Associate Judge


If an associate judge appointed under this subchapter is temporarily unable to perform the judge’s official duties because of absence or illness, injury, or other disability, a judge of a court having jurisdiction of a suit under this title or Title 1 or 4 may appoint a visiting associate judge to perform the duties of the associate judge during the period of the associate judge’s absence or disability if the commissioners court of a county in which the court has jurisdiction authorizes the employment of a visiting associate judge.


To be eligible for appointment under this section, a person must have served as an associate judge for at least two years.


Sections 201.001 (Appointment) through 201.017 (Immunity) apply to a visiting associate judge appointed under this section.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 3 (H.B. 79), Sec. 6.03, eff. January 1, 2012.
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