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Incompetency and Adult Guardianship Hearings for Clerks

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The application period for this course has ended. We will notify applicants of their status on Monday, March 20th.

This course is offered through the North Carolina Judicial College. The course is intended for both clerks and assistant clerks of superior court and will cover issues that arise with incompetency and guardianship hearings. Topics will include the use of limited guardianship, legal representation of the respondent, procedural and evidentiary issues, judicial and medical determination of incapacity, public guardianship and restoration.

This course is for clerks who have experience with incompetency and guardianship proceedings or who have previously taken the course offered through the Administrative Office of the Courts entitled “Essential Skills for New Hearing Clerks: Incompetency Proceedings.”

Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Civil Commitment and Guardianship

Who should attend

  • Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles
  • Clerks of Court


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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