(1)(a) If physically and mentally able, a retired judge or justice who has voluntarily
retired after at least 8 years of service is subject to call for duty by the chief
justice to aid and assist any district court or any water court under directions that
the chief justice may give or to serve as water judge.
(b) When called, a retired judge's or justice's duties include the examination of
the facts, cases, and authorities cited and the preparation of opinions for and on
behalf of the court to which the judge or justice is called to serve. The opinions, when and if and to the extent approved by the court, may be ordered
by the court to constitute the opinion of the court. The court and the retired judge or justice may, subject to any rule that the supreme
court may adopt, perform any duties that are not inconsistent with the constitution
of the state.
(2)(a) A retired judge or justice, when called to duty, must be reimbursed for actual
expenses, if any, in responding to the call.
(b) In addition, a retired judge or justice is entitled to receive compensation in
an amount equal to:
(i) the daily salary then currently applicable to the judicial position in which the
duty is rendered for each day of duty rendered, up to a total of 180 days in a calendar
(ii) for each day of duty after 180 days in a calendar year, one-twentieth of the
monthly salary then currently applicable to the judicial position in which the duty
is rendered minus an amount equal to one-twentieth of the monthly retirement benefit
that the retired judge or justice is receiving, if any.
(3) A judge or justice who is an inactive vested member, who has voluntarily discontinued
service as an active judge after at least 8 years of service, and who, by reason of
age, is not eligible to receive a retirement benefit under this chapter may be called
for duty as provided in subsection (1). A judge or justice called to duty under this subsection must be reimbursed as provided
in subsection (2)(a) and compensated as provided in subsection (2)(b)(i) regardless
of the number of days served in a calendar year.
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