SB 351 Mandates that judges must disqualify themselves from hearing a proceeding in certain situations
Sponsor: Lager
LR Number: 1634S.02I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/15/2013 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 351 - This act provides that a Supreme, Appellate or Circuit Court judge who is appointed shall be disqualified from hearing a case when an attorney or a party to the case being heard served on the Appellate or one of the Circuit Judicial Commissions that nominated the judge. Judges are also disqualified if a party's attorney is currently employed by a firm who also employs a person who served on the Appellate or one of the Circuit Judicial Commissions who nominated the judge.

JESSICA BAKER