46. The chief judge shall designate, from among the judges of the other municipal courts, a deputy judge for each municipal court. The deputy judge shall act if the judge assigned to the court recuses himself or is absent or unable to act. If the deputy judge recuses himself or is absent or unable to act, the chief judge shall designate another deputy judge.
In designating a deputy judge, the chief judge shall have regard to the requirements of the proper administration of justice and of the efficient management of the public funds allocated therefor.
1989, c. 52, s. 46; 1998, c. 30, s. 12.