Section 12-11A-8


Notwithstanding the Rules of Civil Procedure, a private judge may receive compensation for hearing a case in an amount and subject to the terms and conditions agreed to by the private judge and the parties to the case. A contract for the services of a private judge must provide for the payment of the judge's compensation by the parties, the compensation of all personnel, and the costs of all facilities and materials that are used in relation to the case and not otherwise covered.

(Act 2012-266, p. 514, §8.)