Rule 3-113. Senior judges.

Intent:

To establish the responsibility to provide for support services for active senior judges.

To provide for the compensation of active senior judges.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to judicial employees and to senior judges and active senior 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 is serving shall make available clerical and bailiff services as needed in the performance of the judge's official duties. The court executive of the court in which an active senior judge is serving shall make available court reporting equipment 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 is serving shall execute the necessary notice of appointment for the case or matters to which the judge has been assigned.

(C) The court executive of the district in which an active senior judge resides 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 soft cover edition of the Utah Code and a subscription to Utah Advance Reports and Annotations, as provided by Rule 3-413.

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

(A) Compensation for the performance of judicial duties related to the assignment of cases shall be at an hourly rate equal to the hourly rate of a district 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 be paid 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 the assignment of cases, senior judges shall be compensated for travel time in excess of one and one-half hours round trip at the hourly rate of a district judge, and for expenses, e.g., per diem, mileage, and lodging, at the rates allowed for state employees.

(D) For travel required in the performance of judicial duties not related to the assignment of cases, senior judges shall be compensated for round-trip travel 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 allowed for state employees.

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