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1) short for the Latin pro tempore, temporarily or for the time being. in law, judge pro tem normally refers to a judge who is sitting temporarily for another judge or to an attorney who has been appointed to serve as a judge as a substitute for a regular judge. when an appeals justice is not available or there is a vacancy, a lower court judge is appointed justice pro tem until a new justice is appointed. small claims cases are often heard by an attorney serving as judge pro tem. 2) short for a temporary judge as “sam collins is pro tem today.”

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