Rule 7-13. Rules for Problem-Solving Courts

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Rule 7-13. Rules for Problem-Solving Courts

   The Seventh Judicial District's Problem-Solving Court programs shall be presided over by a district judge as selected by the appointed district judges of the district, with the consent of the appointed judge. Said appointed judge shall perform the judicial duties required by that problem-solving court. The term of the appointment shall be as agreed to by the district judges.

   Prior to assuming the position of presiding problem-solving court judge, or as soon thereafter as practical, the appointed judge shall attend a judicial training program administered by the National Drug Court Institute or other certified training program approved by the State of Nebraska's Problem-Solving Court Coordinator. The appointed judge shall, thereafter, attend additional training events in compliance with Nebraska's Problem-Solving Court standards.

   In the event of the appointed presiding problem-solving judge's death, disability, retirement, resignation, removal, elevation to another court, or failure to be retained, the remaining judges shall immediately appoint a succeeding judge who shall then take over responsibility for performing the judicial duties of the recently vacated position, including attending any certified training required by this rule.

Rule 7-13 approved May 10, 2017.