RULES OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

PART B. ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

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.