2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 16 - District Attorneys

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 16:71 (2018)



§71. Compensation; assistants and office help

A. There shall be a district attorney for the parish of Orleans.

B. He shall be elected by the voters of the parish at the time and for such term as are provided in R.S. 16:1. He shall receive an annual salary of fifty thousand dollars, payable monthly by the state treasurer upon the warrant of the district attorney, and such amount as the city of New Orleans shall appropriate, to be paid in equal monthly installments.

C. He shall be a licensed attorney and shall perform all duties now prescribed by law or hereafter prescribed by the legislature. He shall appoint the necessary assistants to the district attorney of the parish of Orleans, in accordance with law, who shall be licensed attorneys and the necessary clerks, stenographers and special officers for the district attorney and fix salaries which shall be paid by the city of New Orleans with funds otherwise made available to the district attorney.

D. The city of New Orleans shall provide a sum of not less than one hundred and twenty-four thousand dollars per annum for the payment of the salaries of the assistant attorneys, clerks, stenographers, special officers, and the expenses of the district attorney's office.

E. The assistant district attorneys, clerks, stenographers and special officers may be removed at the discretion of the district attorney.

Amended by Acts 1952, No. 114, §1; Acts 1954, No. 112, §1; Acts 1959, No. 44, §1; Acts 1965, No. 48, §2; Acts 1967, No. 12, §2; Acts 1970, No. 209, §1; Acts 1974, No. 470, §1; Acts 1981, No. 122, §2; Acts 1992, No. 1064, §1, eff. July 1, 1992.

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