§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.