presiding judge
In most courts, the judge who directs the management of the courts, including making policy decisions for the couret, making assignments of judges to specialized courts, overseeing the calendar, and facilitating meetings of the judges.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

presiding judge
n.
   1) in both state and federal appeals court, the judge who chairs the panel of three or more judges during hearings and supervises the business of the court.
   2) in those counties or other jurisdictions with several judges, the one is chosen to direct the management of the courts, usually on an annual or other rotating basis. The presiding judge usually makes assignments of judges to specialized courts (juvenile, probate, criminal, law and motion, family law, etc.), oversees the calendar, and chairs meetings of the judges.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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