Section 12-17-198

Appointment, number and compensation of assistant district attorneys.

(a) The district attorney may appoint full-time or part-time assistant district attorneys to perform prosecutorial duties in the district or circuit courts within the circuit for which the district attorney shall have administrative responsibility. The number and compensation of such assistant district attorneys shall be as otherwise authorized or provided by law.

(b) All general laws applicable within certain judicial circuits, general laws of local application and local laws providing for deputy or assistant district attorneys or circuit solicitors and the manner of election or appointment, compensation, duties, etc., of such officers, which said laws were in effect on the effective date of this code, shall continue in effect until amended or repealed by statute; provided, that all such officers shall be known as "assistant district attorneys."

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §4-131.)