RULES OF SUPREME COURT
PART B. ADMINISTRATIVE
RULE XXI. VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT
OF JUDGES FOR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL INCAPACITY
Section 1. When a judge is or becomes physically or mentally
incapacitated to perform his duties, and he desires and is required to apply to
this court for approval of his voluntary retirement under the provisions of R.S.
13:30, he shall file his application stating his grounds therefor and attaching
to it the certificates of incapacity signed by two competent physicians and such
other affidavits as he deems necessary.
Section 2. Before
considering the application, the court will ordinarily require an examination
and a written report by a qualified physician appointed by it. The court may
also request such additional showing or evidence as it deems necessary.
Section 3. If the application
is approved by a majority of the court, it shall order a certificate of incapacity
to be filed with the governor and the secretary of state.