GENERAL ORDER NO. 18.4 - Duties of Judges


A. Upon arriving at the designated court facility, the judge shall report to the Presiding Judge of the District or the Presiding Judge's designee and receive a court assignment. The judge shall then proceed to the assigned courtroom and commence hearing cases until relieved or otherwise discharged from the assignment.

B. Each judge shall designate a special area in the courtroom for the seating of attorneys and shall specify an appropriate area to be used as a place for conferences between attorneys and their clients.

C. It shall be the duty of each judge to maintain order and decorum in and about the courtroom and to enforce the provisions against prohibited behavior.

[Amended, effective August 1, 1996.]