North Carolina Clerk of Superior Court Manual Series

Thursday, March 3, 2022

The North Carolina Clerk of Superior Court Manual Series, available at, is a web-based collection of reference manuals for clerks of superior court and their assistants and deputies. While broad in scope, the manual series does not attempt to deal with all duties of the clerk. Instead, it primarily sets out the law related to judicial proceedings that clerks conduct.

First published in 1982. Subsequent editions followed in 1983, 1990, 1992, 2003, and 2012 as a printed two-volume manual.

The current web-based version, launched in March of 2022, is available by subscription and features the following eight manuals organized by subject matter:

  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Decedents' Estates, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney
  • Incompetency and Guardianship
  • The Office of the Clerk
  • Special Proceedings: Family
  • Special Proceedings: Real Property and Motor Vehicle

This electronic resource features:

  • 80+ chapters
  • Updates posted as soon as they are available from authors
  • Hyperlinks to important forms and resources
  • Printable by chapter and by manual
  • Best practices and useful examples
  • Keyword searching and highlighted search terms
  • Accessibility from any electronic device with Internet access

A complete list of chapters in the North Carolina Clerk of Superior Court Manual Series and the status of chapter updates can be found here .

A registered login and password are needed to access the manual series. A unique link will be provided upon purchase. Judicial Branch users do not need to purchase a subscription or create an account to use the site. They can access it for free through the Judicial Branch intranet, Juno.

Subscriptions are valid from the time of purchase through May 31, 2025.

Subscription price $185.


Publication date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Meredith Smith
Jan S. Simmons
Danielle Ward
Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles