Clerk of the Court Automation

Administrative Office of the Courts
Phone: 919-890-1400

The Administrative Office of the Courts is working with the CJIN Board to try and determine the most efficient way to automate the Clerk of Court Process.

NC Clerks of Superior Court

The Clerks of Superior Court act as the hub of court system including serving a judge of probate. The following list of responsibilities and accountabilities was provided by one of our CJIN Board members, the Honorable Mike McArthur, the list was developed by the Honorable Rachel Joyner, Nash County Clerk of Superior Court:

  • Accounting Department
  • Domestic Violence
  • Enforcement of Child Support Orders
  • Child Support Court
  • Superior Civil
  • District Civil
  • Small Claims -- District
  • Superior Criminal
  • District Criminal
  • Issues all Court Process
  • Magistrates
  • Jury Pool System
  • Arbitrates disputes between Board of Education and Board of County Commissioners
  • Nominates for appointment to Resident Superior Court Judge, Magistrates, Public Administrator
  • $3 million invested of minors’ funds
  • Collected over $11 million -- 1995
  • Special proceedings and CSC hearings
  • Land Sales -- Land Division
  • Sets Attorney Fees
  • Change of Name Proceedings
  • Appoints administrators, executors, coordinators, receivers
  • Appoints court commissioners and jury commissioners
  • Settlement of boundary line and Cartway Disputes
  • Foreclosures, attachments, claims, and delivery hearings
  • Adoption Hearings
  • Petitions to Open Adoptions
  • Special Proceedings Confidential (involuntary commitment)
  • Estates of deceased persons, minors, and incompetents
  • Audits accounts of fiduciaries
  • Administers estates less than $5,000
  • Removal of fiduciaries -- contempt power

Presentation on Clerk of Court Automation