Gov't Code Section 25.00221
Visiting Judge to Take Oath; Record
(a)This section applies to the assignment of a retired or former judge as a visiting judge of a statutory probate court under Section 25.0022 (Administration of Statutory Probate Courts).
(b)A person who is a retired or former judge shall, before accepting an assignment as a visiting judge of a statutory probate court, take the oath of office required by the constitution and file the oath with the presiding judge of the statutory probate courts.
(c)The presiding judge shall maintain a file containing the oaths of office filed with the judge under Subsection (b).
(d)A retired or former judge may be assigned as a visiting judge of a statutory probate court only if the judge has filed with the presiding judge an oath of office as required by this section.
(e)When a retired or former judge is appointed as a visiting judge, the clerk shall enter in the administrative file as a part of the proceedings in the cause a record that gives the visiting judge’s name and shows that:
(1)the judge of the court was disqualified, absent, or disabled to try the cause;
(2)the visiting judge was appointed; and
(3)the oath of office prescribed by law for a retired or former judge who is appointed as a visiting judge was duly administered to the visiting judge and filed with the presiding judge.
(f)“Administrative file” means a file kept by the court clerk for the court’s administrative orders and assigned a cause number.
Section 25.00221 — Visiting Judge to Take Oath; Record,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.25.htm#25.00221 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).