§50-1-6a. Temporary appointment of retired magistrates.
The West Virginia supreme court of appeals is authorized and
empowered to create a panel of senior magistrates to consist of,
and to utilize the talent and experience of, retired magistrates of
this state. The supreme court of appeals shall promulgate rules
providing for such senior magistrates to be assigned duties as
needed and as feasible toward the objective of reducing caseloads
and providing for replacement of magistrates who are unavailable:
Provided, That reasonable payment shall be made to said senior
magistrates on a per diem basis: Provided, however, That the per
diem and retirement compensation of a senior magistrate shall not
exceed the salary of a sitting magistrate and allowances shall also
be made for necessary expenses pursuant to the travel regulations
of the supreme court of appeals.