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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
    OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 12 DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
  • Section 18 Appointment of an assistant to district attorney; compensation

Section 18. If there is no assistant district attorney, the district attorney may employ a clerk to aid him; and in the northern, eastern, middle, Norfolk, Plymouth, Berkshire, Hampden and northwestern districts, the district attorney may appoint, for the sitting at which the appointment is made, a competent person to act as an assistant to the district attorney. The compensation of any person employed or appointed hereunder shall be paid by the commonwealth.