A. In these rules, unless otherwise provided, the term Chief Justice shall mean the Chief Justice of a Department of the Trial Court.
B. Clerk means anyone serving in the position of Clerk, Clerk-Magistrate, Register or Recorder in the Trial Court, whether elected or appointed and whether serving in a permanent or temporary capacity.
C. Committee means the Trial Court Committee on Professional Responsibility for Clerks of the Courts.
D. Complaint means a written statement, or an oral statement memorialized in writing, that alleges misconduct of a Clerk, or a mental or physical disability of a Clerk.
E. Hearing Officer means a person appointed by the Committee for the purpose of presiding over a hearing.
F. Special Counsel means an attorney appointed by the Committee to conduct investigations, to make recommendations to the Committee, and to present evidence at a hearing, with respect to charges against a Clerk, and to take any other action related thereto which the Committee may direct.
Effective March 23, 2015