A clerk of the district court for each county within the judicial district, who shall be known as the court administrator, shall be appointed by a majority of the district court judges in the district. An oath of office shall be recorded with the court administrator. The court administrator shall perform all duties assigned by law and by the rules of the court. The court administrator and all deputies must not practice as attorneys in the court in which they are employed.
The duties, functions, and responsibilities which have been and may be required by law or rule to be performed by the clerk of district court shall be performed by the court administrator.