2006 New York Code - Assignment Of Official Referees.

    §  121-a.  Assignment  of  official  referees.    The  justices of the
  appellate division in each department shall have power to fix  the  time
  and  places  for  the  hearing  of  references  within  their respective
  departments by the official referees of the supreme court.
    Every official referee shall devote his whole time to  the  duties  of
  his office. The work of official referees shall be regularly reviewed by
  the  justices of the appellate divisions of the supreme court.  Official
  referees may  be  assigned  for  service  as  in  any  county,  judicial
  department  or  district,  without  regard  to his place of residence or
  district or department of appointment and when so assigned shall perform
  all of the duties regularly  discharged  by  an  official  referee.  The
  several  appellate  divisions  of the supreme court shall promptly adopt
  rules and procedures for the requisition,  transfer  and  assignment  of
  official referees.

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