2153.03 Election of judges - terms of office - administrative judge.

Each of the judges of the juvenile court division shall be elected for six years at the general election immediately preceding the year in which the term, as provided in this section, commences, and the judge's successor shall be elected at the general election immediately preceding the expiration of such term.

Each judge shall be elected by the electors of Cuyahoga county in the same manner as is provided for the election of judges of the court of common pleas. The terms of office of the judges of the juvenile court shall begin as follows: January 1, 1959, January 2, 1959, January 1, 1963, January 2, 1963, January 3, 1977, and January 3, 1987. Each of the judges of the juvenile court shall have the same judicial duties.

In addition to the judge's regular judicial duties, one of the judges shall be the administrator of the juvenile court's subdivisions and departments.

The administrative judge shall be elected in the manner provided by rule 3 of the rules adopted by the supreme court of Ohio for the superintendence of the common pleas court. During any absence from the court by the administrative judge, the administrative judge may designate one of the other judges to serve in the administrative judge's place and stead as the clerk of the court and as the administrator of the court's subdivisions and departments.

Effective Date: 08-22-1995