Texas Family Code
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.