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One or more court commissioners may be appointed by the city municipal judge. Each commissioner shall hold office at the pleasure of the appointing judge. A commissioner authorized to hear or dispose of cases must be a lawyer who is admitted to practice law in the state or a nonlawyer who has passed a qualifying examination for lay judges for courts of limited jurisdiction pursuant to RCW 3.34.060.

A court commissioner need not be a resident of the city.

(Ord. 1042, 1996)