The court clerk may receive authority to employ deputies and assistants through a letter of agreement or court order as explained earlier in this chapter. If the court clerk decides to petition for additional deputies or assistants or additional salary amounts, the petition is filed in the court that the clerk serves, and the county mayor defends the salary suit. T.C.A. § 8-20-101.

Additional information about deputies and assistants is found under the General tab for County Offices.