Welcome to the School of Government's Clerks of Superior Court microsite.  The clerks of superior court are an integral part of the administration of justice in the state of North Carolina. There are 100 clerks of superior court in North Carolina, one in each county. The voters of each county select the clerk for a four-year term. The clerk is a constitutional officer, but the responsibility of the clerk is established by statute. The clerks are responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. They also carry out certain judicial functions. Under North Carolina law, clerks are ex officio judges of probate. In addition, they have jurisdiction over certain foreclosures, guardianships, divorces, adoptions, name changes, and other pre- and post- judgement remedies.

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Faculty Coordinators

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Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
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Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
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Adjunct and Former Albert Coates Professor
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Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government
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Teaching Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
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Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy
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Gladys Hall Coates Professor
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Albert Coates Professor of Public Law and Government
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Professor of Public Law and Government
Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles
Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration