July 12, 2013
IN THE MATTER OF CALLING A RETIRED DISTRICT JUDGE TO ACTIVE SERVICE
The Honorable Karen Townsend, Judge of the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District of the State of Montana, has advised this Court that she requires the assistance of a retired district judge to assume jurisdiction in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District, Missoula County, State of Montana.
Judge Townsend requires the assistance of a retired district judge to assume jurisdiction of the Law & Motion calendar on August 13, 2013.
The Honorable Douglas G. Harkin, retired District Court Judge, having retired under the provisions of the Montana Judges' Retirement System, has advised that he is agreeable in assisting the Fourth Judicial District by assuming jurisdiction in the Law & Motion calendar on the specified date.
IT IS ORDERED:
1. The Honorable Douglas G. Harkin, retired District Judge, is hereby called to active service in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District of the State of Montana, to assume jurisdiction of the August 13, 2013, Law & Motion calendar.
2. For all active service, the Honorable Douglas G. Harkin shall be paid the salary compensation to which he is entitled by § 19-5-103(2)(b), MCA, and actual expenses, if any, shall be reimbursed.
3. A certified copy of this Order shall be filed with the District Court Clerk of Missoula County. A copy of this Order shall be furnished to the Honorable Karen Townsend, the Honorable Douglas G. Harkin, and to Becky Buska and Shelly Grandy in the Office of the Court Administrator.
This Order is entered by the Chief Justice pursuant to Art. VII, Section 6(3), 1972 Mont. Const., and statutes enacted in conformity therewith and in implementation thereof.