§2562.5. Judges; election; qualifications; salary; division
A. This court shall have two judges, whose term of office shall be six years each, and who shall be elected by the qualified voters residing within the territorial boundaries of the court, provided that the additional judge elected hereunder shall be initially elected for the term provided in Subsection B hereof. Each judge shall possess the same qualifications that are required of a district judge and shall receive an annual salary equal to that of the judge of the First Parish Court for the parish of Jefferson. The salary shall be payable monthly on his own warrant. The governing authority of Jefferson Parish shall determine the salary paid and shall provide for the entire salary of each judge in its annual budget. Each judge shall be a qualified, resident voter of the territorial jurisdiction of the court for at least two years prior to his election or appointment.
B. For the purpose of nomination and election only, there are created two divisions of the Second Parish Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Division "A" and Division "B". Division "A" shall be occupied by the judge of this court who is in office on the effective date of this Subsection. The additional judge provided for herein shall preside over Division "B". The first judge elected to the judgeship of Division "B" shall be elected at the same election provided for by law for the election of all judges in the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court and shall take office on January 1, 1979. Said judge shall serve for a term which shall expire at the same time as is provided by law for the present judge of the Second Parish Court for the parish of Jefferson. Thereafter, the successor to the additional judgeship shall be elected at the same time and in the manner, and shall serve the same term as is now or may be hereafter provided for the judges of the Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court. Each candidate for nomination or election for judge of the court in the Second Parish Court for the parish of Jefferson, at the time of his qualification therefor, shall specify the division for which he seeks nomination or election. No candidate shall qualify for nomination or election for more than one division.
Acts 1966, No. 5, §5, eff. June 9, 1966, at 1:45 P.M. Amended by Acts 1976, No. 209, §1; Acts 1978, No. 63, §1, eff. June 15, 1978.