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Rule 3

Rule 3-113. Senior judges.

Intent:

To establish the responsibility to provide for support services for activesenior judges.

To provide for the compensation of active senior judges.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to judicial employees and to senior judges and activesenior judges of courts of record.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Support services.

(A) The court executive of the court in which an active senior judge isserving shall make available clerical and bailiff services as needed in theperformance of the judge's official duties. The court executive of the court inwhich an active senior judge is serving shall make available court reportingequipment and personnel in accordance with Rule 3-305 and Rule 4-201.

(B) The court executive of the court in which an active senior judge isserving shall execute the necessary notice of appointment for the case ormatters to which the judge has been assigned.

(C) The court executive of the district in which an active senior judgeresides shall provide the following assistance as needed:

(i) secretarial services;

(ii) mail services;

(iii) files and court documents;

(iv) travel arrangements; and

(v) preparation of reimbursement vouchers.

(D) Active senior judges shall be provided with a current set of the softcover edition of the Utah Code and a subscription to Utah Advance Reports andAnnotations, as provided by Rule 3-413.

(2) Compensation. Active senior judges shall be compensated at the rate andfor the services and duties as set forth herein.

(A) Compensation for the performance of judicial duties related to theassignment of cases shall be at an hourly rate equal to the hourly rate of adistrict judge, and shall be paid in half-day increments.

(B) Compensation for all other duties, such as attendance at Board meetings,committee meetings, and educational functions required by this Code shall bepaid at the rate of $25.00 per half day (1-4 hours) and $50.00 per full day(over 4 hours).

(C) For travel required in the performance of judicial duties related to theassignment of cases, senior judges shall be compensated for travel time inexcess of one and one-half hours round trip at the hourly rate of a districtjudge, and for expenses, e.g., per diem, mileage, and lodging, at the ratesallowed for state employees.

(D) For travel required in the performance of judicial duties not related tothe assignment of cases, senior judges shall be compensated for round-triptravel time as follows:

0 - 1.5 hours No payment

1.5 - 5.5 hours $25.00

More than 5.5 hours $50.00

and for expenses, e.g., per diem, mileage, and lodging, at the rates allowedfor state employees.

(E) Compensation shall not include any form of benefits, i.e., stateretirement contributions, medical or life insurance premiums, etc.