Section 4: Assistant registers; appointment
Section 4. Each register, with the approval of the superior court, may appoint an assistant register of deeds, removable at his pleasure, for whose official acts he shall be responsible; provided, however, that any person so appointed by the register for Suffolk county who has served continuously in any position in the registry of deeds in said county for a period of twenty or more years shall not be removed therefrom except for cause. The assistant shall give bond in the same manner as the register, and may be a woman. Any document or paper certified or attested by such assistant or by a second, third or fourth assistant register or by a chief clerk designated under section seven shall be admissible evidence as if certified or attested by the register.