To establish a procedure for the election of District Court judges to the Judicial Council as provided in this Code.
This rule shall apply to the election process of the District Court judges to the Judicial Council.
Statement of the Rule:
(1) The District Court has five representatives on the Council. These representatives shall serve staggered three-year terms with one or two District Court judges being elected to the Council each year. The election of a District Court judge to the Council shall occur at the Annual Business Meeting of the State District Court Judges.
(2) District court positions on the Judicial Council shall be as follows:
(A) one from the First or Second Judicial District;
(B) two from the Third Judicial District;
(C) one from the Fourth Judicial District; and
(D) one from the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, or Eighth Judicial District.
(3) Nominations must come from a sitting District Court judge in the district or districts where the vacancy exists. Voting shall be by all District Court judges present at the annual business meeting. Those present at the business meeting will constitute a quorum.