Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Rule 11. Bailiffs
Upon recommendation of the presiding circuit judge, the administrative director of courts shall provide, within available funding, one or more bailiff and/or court attendant positions, on either a full-time or part-time basis, for each circuit and district court judge in accordance with the reasonable requirements of the business of the court. When authorized, bailiffs and court attendants shall be confidential employees of their appointing judges; provided, however, that this rule shall not be construed to affect the merit status of any individual serving as bailiff on October 1, 1987. Each bailiff and court attendant shall perform such duties as may be required by the appointing judge or the judge to whom they are temporarily assigned; provided, however, that any duties relating to courtroom security shall remain the responsibility of the sheriff.
[Amended 9-28-87, eff. 10-1-87; Amended 12-5-96, eff. 2-1-97.]
This rule is to be read in conjunction with Ala.Code 1975, Sections 12-17-310 and 12-17-311, and recognizes that courtroom security remains the responsibility of the sheriff.
This Rule replaces former Rule 21.