September 26, 2013
IN THE MATTER OF CALLING A RETIRED DISTRICT JUDGE TO ACTIVE SERVICE
The Honorable Mary Jane Knisely, Judge of the District Court for the Thirteenth Judicial District of the State of Montana, has requested the assistance of retired District Judge Joe L. Hegel in Yellowstone County Cause Nos. DR 13-181, DN 13-011, DN 13-012, DN 12-251, DN 12-171, and DN 13-140. Each case has been scheduled for hearing on October 2, 2013. Judge Hegel has retired under the provisions of the Montana Judges' Retirement System and, being subject to call for duty pursuant to § 19-5-103, MCA, has advised that he is agreeable to assisting the Thirteenth Judicial District Court with the above-listed matters.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
1. The Honorable Joe L. Hegel, retired District Judge, is hereby called to active service in the District Court of the Thirteenth Judicial District of the State of Montana, to assume jurisdiction in that court's Cause Nos. DR 13-181, DN 13-011, DN 13-012, DN 12-251, DN 12-171, and DN 13-140, and is hereby authorized to proceed with any and all hearings, opinions and orders, including final resolution of said matters he considers necessary.
2. Judge Hegel shall be paid the salary compensation to which he is entitled by § 19-5-103(2)(b), MCA.
3. A copy of this order shall be filed with the District Court Clerk of Yellowstone County with a request that copies of this order be sent to counsel of record in the above-listed Yellowstone County cause numbers. A copy of this order shall also be furnished to the Honorable Mary Jane Knisely, the Honorable Joe L. Hegel, to Becky Buska in the Office of the Supreme Court Administrator, and to Becky Bird, Court Administrator of the Thirteenth Judicial District.
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.