2013 Mississippi Code
Title 25 - PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES; PUBLIC RECORDS
Chapter 31 - DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
§ 25-31-35 - District attorneys shall not engage in private practice; exception


MS Code § 25-31-35 (2013) What's This?

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, it shall be unlawful and shall constitute a high misdemeanor for any district attorney to hold himself out to the general public or otherwise as being engaged in the private practice of law, whether or not he anticipates receiving any form of remuneration from his clients or any person seeking his advice. Any district attorney who shall be found guilty of violation of this provision shall be removed from office by the circuit judge of the county where such violation occurred.

(2) Any person not serving as a legal assistant to the district attorney who is appointed by the Governor to serve as district attorney to fill a vacancy occurring in such office until such office shall be filled by a special or regular election as provided by Sections 23-15-193, 23-15-833 and 23-15-843 shall be allowed to engage in the private practice of law while holding the office of district attorney pursuant to such appointment.

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