1The Director of the School of Magistrates shall be appointed by the Steering Council of the School, through an open, merit-based and competitive process, based on the documentation, for a four-year mandate with the right to be re-appointed only once.
2In cases where the Director of the School of Magistrates is selected from among the ranks of judges or prosecutors who meet the requirement of article 249 of this law, the appointment shall be made only after the consent is given respectively by the High Judicial Council or the High Prosecutorial Council, following a request of the Steering Council of the School of Magistrates.
3During the exercise of the function, the Director of the School of Magistrates enjoys the salary and benefits of a High Court judge. The function of the Director of the School of Magistrates is incompatible with any other public function, membership to any political party or participation in political activities, or the performance of any other remunerated activity, except for teaching or activities of scientific nature.
4The period of performing the function of the Director of the School of Magistrates shall be recognised as job seniority, as a judge or prosecutor, for the purposes of professional career development, as set out in the Law “On the Status of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania” and the Law “On the organisation and functioning of the Constitutional Court.”
5The judges and prosecutors performing the function of the Director of the School of Magistrates, upon their request, shall have the right to return to their previous position preserved for them by the High Judicial Council or the High Prosecutorial Council.