[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester 4-14-1972, as amended through 8-11-1972 (Chapter I, 5, 1-05-01 of the 1991 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
A Judge of Probate for the Town of Glocester shall be appointed by the Town Council for a term concurrent with that of the Council. The Judge of Probate shall be an attorney admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Rhode Island, and have been engaged in the practice of law in the State of Rhode Island for at least five years prior to his appointment.
Whenever the Judge of the Probate Court of this Town shall be unable to sit, or shall be absent, or shall be disqualified from sitting in any action or proceeding within his jurisdiction, then the Town Solicitor shall serve as Acting Judge of the Probate Court, and if the Town Solicitor be likewise absent, disqualified, or disqualifies himself, then the Judge of the Probate Court of any neighboring town may serve as Acting Judge of the Probate Court of the Town of Glocester, for said action or proceeding.
The Judge of Probate shall receive such salary as fixed by the Town Council annually in the month of July within the amount appropriated by the preceding annual Financial Town Meeting.
The Town Clerk of the Town of Glocester shall act as Clerk of the Probate Court.