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(a) If advisable in a specific proceeding, a court may appoint an auditor, surveyor, court reporter, assistant counsel for the State, counsel for a party if authorized by law or rule, accountant, magistrate, examiner, or other officer, and may require his presence in court.
(b) A special officer shall receive the compensation provided by this subsection:
(1) Auditor -- Reasonable compensation as set by the court, but not less than $15 for stating an account.
(2) Assistant counsel for the State or counsel for a party -- The amount set by the court but in Baltimore City no appearance fees in a criminal case unless taxed against and paid by the accused as costs.
(3) Surveyor or assistant surveyor -- The fee charged by members of the Maryland Society of Surveyors in the county for similar services.
(4) Other officer -- Reasonable compensation as set by the court.
(c) A special officer's fee may be taxed as costs or paid by the county.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 2-102 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/courts-and-judicial-proceedings/md-code-cts-and-jud-pro-sect-2-102/
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