Whenever it is advisable, by reason of a vacancy in the office of district judge of
any circuit, or by reason of the disqualification of any district judge, or the district
judge's inability to attend to the district judge's duties by reason of illness or
temporary absence, or for any other reason, the chief justice of the supreme court
may designate the district judge of any other circuit, or any district family judge
of any circuit, to hear and determine any and all matters then or thereafter pending
in the district court to which the district judge or district family judge is called
for such purpose, and while so engaged, the district judge or district family judge
shall have and exercise all of the powers of a regularly appointed judge of the circuit
to which the district judge or district family judge is called.
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