Rule 9-104. Salary recommendations.

Intent:

To establish the process for determining recommended salary levels for Justice Court judges.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to the Board of Justice Court Judges and the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) The Personnel Manager for the courts shall develop a salary plan for Justice Court judges. A weighted caseload formula, which has been reviewed and approved by the Board, shall serve as a basis for determining relative pay ranges.

(2) A revision of the recommended salary scale shall be done whenever the compensation of district court judges has been increased by the legislature. The scale shall then be sent to the local governmental unit responsible for setting the salary of the judge.

(3) Upon request of a Justice Court judge, a reevaluation of the salary recommendation may be made, based upon a change in his or her workload. No recommendation shall be made, however, which reduces the judge's salary during a term of office.