§51-2-4. Special terms -- When and how held.
If any term of such court has ended without dispatching all
its business, or if there be a failure to hold any term, or
whenever he thinks the public interest requires it, the judge of
the circuit court may, by a warrant directed to the clerk, appoint
a special term thereof and prescribe in such warrant whether a
grand or petit jury, or both, are to be summoned to attend such
term. The clerk shall enter the warrant in the order book of the
court, inform the prosecuting attorney and the sheriff of such
appointment, post a copy of the warrant at the door of the
courthouse, and issue all proper process returnable to such special
term; and the sheriff shall execute such process, and summon a
grand or petit jury, or both, as may be prescribed in the warrant.
Any such special term may be held in any county, although at the
time the same is held a term of the circuit court is being held, or
required to be held, in any other county of the same judicial
circuit, and it may be held by the judge of another circuit, or by
a special judge elected by the attorneys practicing in such court
in the manner prescribed by law.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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