Title 15, Chapter 1, Section 8
(a) No judge or Justice of any court, magistrate, nor presiding
officer of any inferior judicature or commission shall:
(1) Sit in any case or proceeding in which he is pecuniarily
(2) Preside, act, or serve in any case or matter when such judge
is related by consanguinity or affinity within the sixth degree as
computed according to the civil law to any party interested in the
result of the case or matter; or
(3) Sit in any case or proceeding in which he has been of counsel,
nor in which he has presided in any inferior judicature, when his
ruling or decision is the subject of review, without the consent
of all parties in interest. In all cases in which the presiding
judge of the superior court was employed as counsel before his
appointment as judge, he shall preside in such cases if the
opposite party or counsel agree in writing that he may preside,
unless he declines to do so.
(b) No judge or Justice of any court, magistrate, nor presiding
officer of any inferior judicature or commission shall be
disqualified from sitting in any case or proceeding because of the
fact that he is a policyholder or is related to a policyholder of
any mutual insurance company which has no capital stock.
(c) Nothing in this Code section shall be construed as applying to
the qualifications of trial jurors.
(d) In all cases in which a part-time judge has a conflict because
such judge or his or her partner or associate represents a
governmental agency or entity, a subdivision of government, or any
other client, the judge will recuse himself or herself or, with the
permission of the parties, transfer the case to the state or
superior court, but such judge will not otherwise be disqualified or
prohibited from serving as attorney for such governmental entities.