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(1)In this Part “judicial office holder” means—
(a)the holder of any of the judicial offices mentioned in subsection (2),
(b)a person acting as a judge by virtue of section 22(1) or (4) (re-employment of retired Court of Session judges) of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 73), or
(c)a person acting as a sheriff by virtue of section 14A(1) or (8) (re-employment of retired sheriffs principal and sheriffs) of the 1971 Act.
(2)Those judicial offices are—
(a)the office of judge of the Court of Session,
(b)the office of Chairman of the Scottish Land Court,
(c)the office of temporary judge,
(d)the office of sheriff principal,
(e)the office of temporary sheriff principal,
(f)the office of sheriff,
(g)the office of part-time sheriff,
(h)the office of stipendiary magistrate,
(i)the office of justice of the peace,
(j)such other judicial offices (whether full-time, part-time or temporary) as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify.
(3)Before making an order under subsection (2)(j), the Scottish Ministers must consult the Lord President.
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