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UNC School of Government

Orientation for New Clerks of Superior Court

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This program provides orientation for newly elected clerks of Superior Court, with emphasis on their roles as managers, supervisors, leaders, financial investors, and judicial officials. Topics include an overview of clerks' duties; preparing for the first day; the Conference of Clerks of Superior Court; technology services; the AOC help desk; the role of the administrative office of the courts; first week duties (purchasing oaths, nominating magistrates); financial matters (choosing a bank, what the clerk needs to know to oversee the financial duties of the office); personnel issues; organizing an existing office; legal aspects of clerk’s personal decisions; human resource issues for clerks; new hire cycle; leadership and managing the office; and consolidated retirement.

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