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

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