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Rs 13:312.3 Additional Judges For The Third Circuit; Term; Election; Compensation

§312.3. Additional judges for the third circuit; term; election; compensation

A. There are hereby established three additional offices of judges for the Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit, to increase the number of judges for the court of appeal for said circuit from six to nine judges.

B. One additional judge shall be elected from each of the three districts of the circuit by the qualified electors of each district, respectively. The initial term of office of each of the additional judges shall begin on January 1, 1979. The initial term of office for the newly elected judge of the first district of the third circuit shall expire on December 31, 1986. The initial term of office for the newly elected judge of the second district of the third circuit shall expire on December 31, 1982. The initial term of office for the newly elected judge of the third district of the third circuit shall expire on December 31, 1984.

C. The first judges to be elected to the three additional offices shall be elected at a special election as provided by Article V, Section 22 of the Constitution.

D. The successors to the additional offices of judges herein provided, after the initial terms of office, shall be elected for terms of ten years.

E. The additional judges shall receive the same compensation, expenses and emoluments of office as are now or hereafter provided by law for judges of the Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 620, §1, eff. June 1, 1978.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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