In the event of the disability, disqualification, or absence from the territory of the Chief Justice or in case of a vacancy in that office, the duties of the Chief Justice shall be performed temporarily by one of the following designees as Acting Chief Justice, in the order of precedence listed; in case of the disability, disqualification, or absence from the territory of any of those listed, the next in order of precedence shall serve as Acting Chief Justice:
(1) Associate Justice (if more than one, in order of seniority in office);
(2) acting Associate Justice (if more than one, in order of seniority in office).History: 1978, PL 15-84 § 1; 1978, PL 15-104 § 2; and 1979, PL 16-28 § 5.
Amendments: 1978 In opening paragraph, substituted reference to “duties of Chief Justice” for reference to “judicial duties of Chief Justice”.
Paragraph (3): deleted “land and titles division” following “Chief Associate Judge”.
1979 Deleted paragraphs (3) and (4).