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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1984 NO. 20 >

(1) The correct compensation to be paid under RCW 3.34.130 to a pro tem district court judge is one two-hundred fiftieth of the annual salary of a full-time district court judge (as provided for in RCW 3.58.010), regardless of whether the regular judge in whose place the pro tem justice is serving is a part-time, or a full-time, district court judge. (2) When a part-time district court judge holds court in another judicial district within the same county, he or she is not entitled to be compensated for that service as a district court justice pro tempore under RCW 3.34.130, in addition to receiving reimbursement for subsistence, lodging and travel expenses under RCW 3.34.140.

AGO 1963 NO. 54 >

(1) Counties in which the justice court act of 1961 is not presently in effect may put the act into effect at any time, although the term of office of existing justices of the peace might thereby be terminated. (2) When a justice of the peace, under the 1961 justice court act, serves in a municipal department or as a municipal judge, the city pays a portion of his salary as justice of the peace, not an additional salary.

AGO 1963 NO. 67 >

A county which has not elected to come under the provisions of chapter 299, Laws of 1961, may but is not required to provide funds for payment of dues or expenses relating to membership of justices of the peace in the Washington state magistrates association.

AGO 1964 NO. 78 >

(1) Under the 1961 justice court act a justice court presided over by a part-time justice of the peace may pursuant to RCW 3.34.130 designate a justice of the peace pro tempore to serve on his behalf. (2) The compensation of a pro tempore justice who takes the place of a part-time justice is based on the amount provided for a full-time justice under RCW 3.58.010 according to the formula appearing in RCW 3.34.130.