A judge of a county court shall take an oath of office as provided in section 3.23 of the Revised Code, the office of judge of a county court is subject to forfeiture, and a judge may be removed from office, for the causes and by the procedure provided in sections 3.07 to 3.10 of the Revised Code.
When a judge of a county court is temporarily absent, incapacitated, or otherwise unavailable, the judge may appoint a substitute having the qualifications required by section 1907.13 of the Revised Code or may appoint a retired judge of a court of record in the state who is a qualified elector and a resident of the county court district. If the judge is unable to make the appointment, the administrative judge of the county court district or the administrative judge of the court of common pleas of the county shall appoint the substitute. The appointee shall serve during the absence, incapacity, or unavailability of the incumbent, shall have the jurisdiction and powers conferred upon the judge of the county court, and shall be styled "acting judge." During that term of service, the acting judge shall sign all process and records and perform all acts pertaining to the office except that of removal and appointment of officers of the court. All courts shall take judicial notice of the selection and powers of the acting judge. The incumbent judge shall establish the amount of the compensation of an acting judge on a per diem, hourly, or other basis, and the compensation shall not exceed the per diem compensation paid to the incumbent judge based upon a work year of one hundred thirty days. The compensation shall be payable in the same manner as the compensation paid to the incumbent judge during the same period.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 07-01-1997