Section 12-5-2

Service by Administrative Office of Courts as agency for application for and receipt of grants, etc., and coordination of studies, etc., as to improvement of administration of justice; appointment, compensation, etc., of officers, employees, etc., of Administrative Office of Courts generally; powers of Chief Justice as to use of officers, employees, moneys, etc., of Administrative Office of Courts.

(a) The Administrative Office of Courts may serve as an agency to apply for and receive grants or other assistance and to coordinate or conduct studies and projects in connection with the improvement of the administration of justice.

(b) All officials, officers and employees of the Administrative Office of Courts, including the Administrative Director of Courts, shall be appointed, employed, serve and receive compensation in accordance with the provisions of Section 12-2-30, whether employed by grant funds or otherwise.

(c) The Chief Justice shall have the same authority pertaining to the use of officials, officers, employees and moneys of the Administrative Office of Courts and shall have the same authority of direction as he has with and to other governmental judicial entities or courts as is set forth in Section 12-2-30.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §11-103.)