Professional Conduct Rules

Rules of the Trial Court Committee on Professional Responsibility for Clerks of the Court

Professional Conduct Rules Committee on Professional Responsibility for Clerks Rule 1: Definitions

Effective Date: 03/23/2015
Updates: Adopted effective March 23, 2015

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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.

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