CCRP 675     

Art. 675.  Selection of judge ad hoc to try motion to recuse

A.  In a court having two judges, the judge who is sought to be recused shall refer the motion to recuse to the other judge of that court.

B.  In a court having more than two judges, the motion to recuse shall be referred to another judge of the court through a random process as provided by the rules of court.

C.  When the ground assigned for the recusation of the judge of a district court having one judge is that he is biased, prejudiced, or personally interested in the cause, the judge shall appoint a district judge of an adjoining district to try the motion to recuse.  When any other ground is assigned for the recusation of such a district judge, he may appoint either a district judge of an adjoining district or a lawyer domiciled in the judicial district who has the qualifications of a district judge to try the motion to recuse.  In a city court, a separate juvenile court, or a family court, when the court has a single judge, the judge shall refer the motion to recuse to a district judge of his district.

D.  The order of the court appointing a judge ad hoc shall be entered on the minutes of the court, and the clerk of court shall forward a certified copy of the order to the appointed judge ad hoc.  The motion to recuse shall be tried promptly in a contradictory hearing in the court in which the case is pending.

Acts 2001, No. 417, §2.