25. The Director appoints criminal and penal prosecuting attorneys in accordance with this Act from among advocates authorized by law to practise in Québec, who are empowered to represent the Director in the exercise of the functions of office.
Criminal and penal prosecuting attorneys perform, under the Director’s authority, the duties and functions determined by the Director. When acting as prosecutors, they are deemed to be authorized to act in the Director’s name and are not required to prove such authorization.
Before entering office, criminal and penal prosecuting attorneys must take the oath provided in Schedule 2 before the Director or the Deputy Director.
Except where inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1) applies to criminal and penal prosecuting attorneys. The provisions of that Act concerning standards of ethics and discipline also apply to casual attorneys.