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In a courtroom, the judge plays a vital role in ensuring all actions follow procedures established by law and is responsible for determining the outcome of a case, especially in family matters where a jury is not present.

Given the important nature of a judge, clients have the right to ask for a change of judge if certain conditions are met, including:

  • A conflict of interest
  • As a matter of right, or
  • For cause

Conflict of Interest
The court may grant a substitution of judge if a conflict of interest exists. This situation may arise if the party feels there
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