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SECTION 702-A
Appointment of special assistant district attorneys during a period of civil disorder
County (CNT) CHAPTER 11, ARTICLE 18
§ 702-a. Appointment of special assistant district attorneys during a
period of civil disorder. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
contrary, a district attorney in any county, including any county within
the City of New York, may, during a period of civil disorder, or as the
result thereof, appoint one or more special assistant district
attorneys, without compensation, and without regard to any requirements
of law as to residence or limitation in number of such special assistant
district attorneys.

2. Such district attorney shall, prior to the appointment of any such
special assistant district attorney, file in the office of the county
clerk of the county in which he was elected, a certificate of necessity
stating that, during, or as a result of, a period of civil disorder, one
or more special assistant district attorneys are required to supplement
his staff, and setting forth the period of time such special assistant
district attorneys shall be required.