Outside Section 25
(a) Notwithstanding sections 1 and 57 of chapter 218 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the chief justice for administration and management may temporarily transfer the jurisdiction of a division of the district court department or of the Boston municipal court department to another division of that department. Any permanent amendment to such jurisdiction shall require the amendment of the applicable General Laws.
(b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, if any division of a trial court department is closed, the chief justice for administration and management may reassign the clerk or clerk-magistrate appointed to that division to the division that assumes the jurisdiction of the closing division or to any other division of the clerk's or clerk-magistrate's department.
This section allows the Chief Justice for Administration and Management to transfer a District or Boston Municipal Court division's jurisdiction to another division of the same department, and to transfer the affected clerk to another division of the same department.
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