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Part 4 - Article 1 - Family Court

FAMILY COURT JUDGES

Section Description
141 Findings.
142 Authority to visit school or institution.
143 Authority to attend meetings of association.
144 Activity in community organizations.
145 Liability of judge.
146 Temporary assignment of judges.
  S 141. Findings. This act defines the conditions on which the family
  court may intervene in the life of a  child,  parent  and  spouse.  Once
  these  conditions  are  satisfied,  the  court  is given a wide range of
  powers for dealing with the complexities of  family  life  so  that  its
  action  may  fit  the particular needs of those before it. The judges of
  the court are thus given a wide discretion and grave responsibilities.
    The people of the state of New York have concluded that legal training
  and experience should be required  before  any  person  may  assume  the
  office  of  family  court  judge  and  so  provided  in  section twenty,
  paragraph a, of the judiciary article of the constitution of  the  state
  of  New  York.   Judges of the family court should also be familiar with
  areas of learning and practice  that  often  are  not  supplied  by  the
  practice of law.

  S 142. Authority to visit school or institution. Judges of the family
  court may officially visit any school or institution to which any person
  within the jurisdiction of the court of which he is an  officer  may  be
  remanded  or committed, and the authorities responsible for paying their
  respective salaries are authorized and required to approve and  pay  the
  necessary  traveling  expenses  incurred  by  such judges in making such
  visits.

  S 143. Authority to attend meetings of association. Judges discharging
  the  duties of family court judge may attend conferences and meetings of
  the  association  of  judges  of  the  family  court,  and  the   fiscal
  authorities   responsible  for  paying  their  respective  salaries  are
  authorized and required to  approve  and  pay  the  necessary  traveling
  expenses  incurred  by  such  judges  in  attending such conferences and
  meetings, if within the authorized appropriation.

  S 144. Activity in community organizations. Any judge discharging the
  duties of family court judge is authorized to serve  as  an  officer  or
  member of the governing body of any corporation or association organized
  and  maintained  exclusively  for  religious, charitable, benevolent, or
  educational purposes.

  S 145. Liability  of judge. Any family court judge who in good faith
  issues process in any proceeding under this  act  shall  not  be  liable
  therefor unless it is shown that his action in so doing was malicious or
  a deliberate abuse of his discretion.

  S 146. Temporary assignment of judges. Nothing in this act is intended
  to  prevent  the  temporary  assignment  of  family  court judges by the
  appropriate administrative judge to counties other than the one to which
  they were elected or appointed for the purpose of  meeting  a  temporary
  need for judicial personnel or for greater contact between courts.

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