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Contested Hearings: Essentials for Clerks

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This two-day course is offered through the North Carolina Judicial College. It is intended for Clerks and Assistant Clerks of Superior Court who would like to become more comfortable conducting contested hearings. We will emphasize estate and trust hearings. Topics will include clerk's authority, hearing procedures, time management, common evidence problems, drafting an order, and fairness and bias. There will be lecture, small group work, and a mock hearing.

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Clerks and Assistant Clerks of Superior Court


Ann Anderson joined the School of Government faculty in 2007. Prior to that, she was an associate for six years with the law firm of Kennedy Covington in Raleigh and Durham, where she specialized in real-estate litigation and quasi-judicial proceedings. Anderson earned a BA in history with highes...
Meredith Smith joined the School of Government in 2013. Previously, she was an associate with the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte, where she practiced with the real estate, corporate, and restructuring and insolvency groups on matters related to a wide range of issues including commerci...


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