2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1371.1 - Additional salary of clerk; expense allowance; payment

§1371.1. Additional salary of clerk; expense allowance; payment

A. In addition to the salary payable to the clerk of the criminal district court by the city of New Orleans, he shall be paid by the city an expense allowance not to exceed ten percent of his annual salary.

B.(1) The Louisiana Clerks of Court Certification program, as established pursuant to R.S. 13:782(I) and (J), shall apply to the clerk of the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans.

(2) In addition to those persons eligible pursuant to R.S. 13:782(I)(3) and 1212(B)(2), the person holding the office of clerk of the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans shall be eligible for participation in the clerks of court certification program.

(3) The requisite education and training will be provided as set forth in R.S. 13:782(I)(4).

(4) The clerks of court certification program committee, as created pursuant to R.S. 13:782(J) to govern the certification program, applies to the clerk of the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans.

(5) Documents showing the successful completion of the certification program shall be submitted to and approved by the certification committee. Upon approval of the application for certification, a person holding the office of clerk of the Criminal District Court for the parish of Orleans shall receive the designation of Certified Clerk of Court (CCC) and notice of the approval shall be forwarded to the legislative auditor by the certification committee.

(6) If, on July 1, 1997, a clerk has completed the educational and experience requirements as provided in R.S. 13:782(I)(4) and the documents showing the successful completion of the program have been submitted to and approved by the certification committee and notice of the approval has been forwarded to the legislative auditor, the clerk shall be granted a seven percent increase in compensation to his annual salary as set forth in R.S. 13:1371 and the seven percent increase in compensation to his annual salary shall be paid for by the city of New Orleans.

(7) A clerk shall complete the requirements of R.S. 13:782(I)(4) in order to receive and retain the seven percent compensation enhancement. If a clerk does not complete the certification program as provided in R.S. 13:782(I) and (J), or if after certification a clerk does not receive certification renewal within each four-year period, his salary shall revert back to the salary scale provided for in R.S. 13:1371.

Added by Acts 1970, No. 199, §1. Amended by Acts 1975, No. 182, §1; Acts 1979, No. 602, §1, eff. Aug. 16, 1979; Acts 1982, No. 304, §1; Acts 1997, No. 470, §1; Acts 2006, No. 621, §19(B), eff. when the clerk of the 41st JDC takes office; Acts 2012, No. 474, §4(B)(2).

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