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  56.540.  Circuit attorney — assistants, investigators, clerical employees, duties — oath — compensation. — 1.  The circuit attorney of such circuit may appoint one first assistant circuit attorney, one chief trial assistant, one warrant officer, one chief misdemeanor assistant and such additional assistant circuit attorneys as the circuit attorney deems necessary for the proper administration of his office.  The appointments shall be in writing and shall be entered upon the minutes of the criminal divisions.

  2.  The circuit attorney may also appoint one chief clerk, grand jury reporters, and as many clerks, criminal legal investigators, reporters, and stenographers as he deems necessary for the proper administration of his office.  It is the duty of the clerks, reporters and stenographers to act as clerks, reporters and stenographers for the circuit attorney, and, when so directed by him, the reporters and stenographers shall take down and transcribe, for his use, evidence before the grand jury or before any court of the circuit exercising criminal jurisdiction.  Before taking down any evidence before the grand jury, the reporters and stenographers shall be sworn to secrecy and shall not divulge any testimony which they may hear except to the circuit attorney, or when lawfully required to do so in a court of record.  The clerk, reporters and stenographers shall also perform other services as the circuit attorney may direct.

  3.  Salaries for all employees of the circuit attorney's office shall be set and determined by the circuit attorney and the St. Louis board of aldermen, subject to the approval of the board of estimate and apportionment of the city of St. Louis.

  4.  All salaries shall be paid on a biweekly basis.

  5.  Appointments by the circuit attorney of assistant circuit attorneys, clerks, stenographers, reporters, criminal legal investigators, and all other personnel, in excess of the minimum numbers authorized by this section, shall be subject to the approval of the board of estimate and apportionment of the City of St. Louis.


(RSMo 1939 § 12909, A.L. 1945 p. 581 § 12906A, A.L. 1949 p. 230, A.L. 1953 p. 389, A.L. 1955 p. 362, A.L. 1961 p. 295, A.L. 1967 p. 133, A.L. 1969 p. 108, A.L. 1973 S.B. 235, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1634, S.B. 700, A.L. 1981 S.B. 133, A.L. 1983 S.B. 250, A.L. 1988 S.B. 431, A.L. 1993 S.B. 250)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 11284; 1919 § 704; 1909 § 978

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