Q May my office (District Attorney) employ a prosecutor to work twenty (20) hours per week as a part-time assistant district attorney and may that individual, also maintain a private law practice outside of the twenty (20) hours dedicated to his position as a part-time prosecutor as long as that practice does not include the representation of criminal defendants?

A No. Section 25-31-39 specifically prohibits the employment of part-time district attorneys. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Guest, August 24, 2018)