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Commissioner of jurors
Judiciary (JUD) CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE 16
§ 502. Commissioner of jurors. (a) The office of commissioner of
jurors is hereby established for each county in the state except
counties within cities having a population of one million or more. In
counties within such cities the county clerk shall exercise the duties
and have the powers of the commissioner of jurors. The commissioner
shall perform such services for all of the courts within the county, as
may be prescribed by law or rules of the appellate division for the
department embracing the county.

(b) In those counties in which, on the effective date of this article,
a commissioner of jurors is in office, the commissioner shall continue
in office until the expiration of his term.

(c) The commissioner shall be an officer of all courts located in the
county in which he acts and shall have authority to administer oaths or
affirmations as to any matter relating to his duties under this article
or the rules of the appropriate appellate division adopted pursuant

(d) The commissioner shall take any steps necessary to enforce the
laws and rules relating to the drawing, selection, summoning and
impanelling of jurors.

(e) The commissioner may designate from among the members of his
staff, by a certificate filed in the office of the county clerk and the
office of the commissioner, one or more deputies or assistants to
perform any of his duties as required by law. Whenever reference is made
to the commissioner in this article or the rules adopted pursuant
thereto, such reference shall be deemed to apply also to deputies or
assistants duly designated by him, except where the contrary intent is
plainly apparent from the context.