§50-1-10. Clerks, deputy clerks and magistrate assistants to take
oath and post bond.
Each magistrate court clerk, magistrate court deputy clerk,
and magistrate assistant, shall take an oath of office and shall
post a bond in the penalty of twenty-five thousand dollars with
sufficient surety approved by the administrative director of the
supreme court of appeals or the judge of the circuit court, or the
chief judge thereof if there is more than one judge of the circuit
court, which bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful
performance of the duties of the office. The state shall pay the
cost of such bond and the administrative director of the supreme
court of appeals may obtain, in lieu of individual bonds, a bond
including more than one magistrate court clerk, magistrate court
deputy clerk or magistrate assistant.