1Apart from the annual leave the magistrate shall, in accordance with the Labour Code, exceptionally be granted:
2The special leave shall be approved by the chairperson of the court or prosecution office. The Councils shall approve the parental leave after having consulted the opinion of the chairperson.
3The magistrate may request unpaid leave to up to two years for the purpose of professional qualifications and specializations in a training institution or for family or health reasons. The unpaid leave may be taken all at once or in several periods as requested by the magistrate.
4The Councils may grant the unpaid leave after having consulted the opinion of the chairperson of the court or prosecution office, if the leave does not conflict with essential office interests and does not jeopardize the timely and efficient fulfilment of the official duties in the court or prosecution office.
5The period of unpaid leave shall not be considered for the seniority and for the purposes of other benefits.
6The Council shall establish more detailed rules on criteria and procedures for granting unpaid leave.