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§14-2A-7. Qualifications of commissioners.
Each commissioner appointed by the court of claims shall be an attorney-at-law, licensed to practice in this state, and shall have been so licensed to practice law for a period of not less than three years prior to his appointment as commissioner. A commissioner shall not be an officer or an employee of any branch of state government, except in his capacity as commissioner of the court. A commissioner shall not hear or participate in the consideration of any claim in which he is interested personally, either directly or indirectly. When practicable, the commissioners should be selected from different congressional districts and be geographically located, with reference to their counties of residence, to facilitate the appearance of claimants and witnesses at hearings held pursuant to this article.