In Virginia, the judge pro tempore statute allows the parties, with the approval of the court, to appoint a private individual (a licensed Virginia attorney) to serve as the judge in a case.
Virtually all of our Neutrals are available to serve as judges pro tempore. For a list of our Neutrals by geography, click here. For an alphabetical list of our Neutrals, click here.
The New Use of an Old Tool: Judge Pro Tem Statute
By Honorable Robert W. Wooldridge, Jr. (Ret.)
Virginia Lawyers Weekly, March 7, 2011