• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) The chief judge of a District of Columbia court shall be designated by the President of the United States from among the judges of the court in regular active service, and shall serve for a term of four years or until a successor is designated. The chief judge shall be eligible for redesignation. The chief judge may relinquish that position, after giving notice to the President.

(b) If a chief judge is not redesignated, or relinquishes the office of chief judge, that person shall continue as an associate judge.

(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 491, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 111; June 13, 1994, Pub. L. 103-266, §§ 1(b)(21), (22), 108 Stat. 713.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 11-1503.

1973 Ed., § 11-1503.