a.A Surrogate may appoint a Deputy Surrogate who shall serve at the pleasure of the Surrogate.
b.During the Surrogates absence or disability or in the event of a vacancy in the office of Surrogate, the Deputy Surrogate shall exercise all powers and duties of the Surrogates office.
c.A county may require that the Deputy Surrogate enter into a faithful performance bond and may set the amount and terms of the bond.
d.A Surrogate may appoint an employee to be Special Deputy Surrogate. The Special Deputy Surrogate shall serve at the pleasure of the Surrogate and, during absence or disability of the Surrogate and Deputy Surrogate or when there is both a vacancy in the Office of the Surrogate and no Deputy Surrogate, the Special Deputy Surrogate shall exercise all the powers and duties of the Surrogate.
2B:14-11. Special probate clerk
2B:14-11. Special Probate Clerk. A Surrogate may designate one or more employees to serve as Special Probate Clerk. A special probate clerk shall serve at the pleasure of the Surrogate and may exercise the same powers as the Surrogate in taking depositions of witnesses to wills, qualifications of executors and administrators, acceptance of trusteeships and guardianships, and oaths and affirmances.
2B:14-12. Executive secretary; chief clerk
2B:14-12. Executive Secretary; Chief Clerk.
A Surrogate may, in his discretion, appoint an Executive Secretary and a Chief Clerk, both of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the surrogate.
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