In addition to the Judge of the Municipal Court, the Council may also appoint associate judges of the Municipal Court to serve for a term not to exceed four years. The salary of the associate judges shall be determined by the Council. The associate judges shall assist the judge of the Municipal Court and shall perform the duties and preside over the sessions of the Municipal Court, as shall be prescribed by the Mayor. The associate judges may be members of the city's legal staff, temporarily appointed in that capacity or may be another person trained and possessing experience in Municipal Court procedures. When performing the duties, the associate judges shall have all of the powers and responsibilities and be subject to the limitations as provided for the judge of the Municipal Court under the provisions of this code, except that the associate judge shall not regulate the practices of the Municipal Court as described in §§ 36.25 and 36.26.
(1985 Code, § 7-2)
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   Similar provisions, see S.C. Code § 14-25-25