MECKLENBURG COUNTY

CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

POWER OF THE OFFICE

The Clerk is a Probate Judge. The Clerk determines what documents meet the legal requirements for a Last Will and Testament in order to be admitted to probate. The Clerk oversees the administration of family estates, incompetency and guardianship proceedings, foreclosures, partitions of land, legitimations, name changes. The Clerk is responsible for receiving, investing, and disbursing over a hundred million dollars each year arising from court fees and fines.  The Clerk is responsible for filing, processing, indexing, and maintaining every piece of paper and many evidentiary items filed with the court. As a Court Administrator, the Clerk manages the largest body of employees in the judicial branch. Creating a healthy work environment for the 209 Assistant and Deputy Clerks, who span over nine court divisions and spread across four floors of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, is paramount. Collectively clerks responsible for assisting the public in filing and accessing court documents, staffing the courtrooms, and performing the many complex duties required in order to ensure the administration of justice.

CANDIDATES

 

Elisa Chinn Gary (D)

Paid for by The Committee to Elect Braxton Winston II 

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