Section 12-2-5

Performance of duties or functions of Chief Justice in event of absence from state or disability thereof generally.

In the event of the absence of the Chief Justice from the state or in the event of the inability of the Chief Justice to perform any duty or function required by law or rule, such duty or function may be performed by the senior associate justice available in the seat of government, provided he is requested to do so by the Chief Justice.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §6-110.)