The Clerk of Superior Court has a variety of duties and responsibilities. On day one, I am prepared to proceed. I have participated in estate proceedings, guardianships, foreclosures and partitions. I have witnessed how decisions impact the welfare of Durham families and the stability surrounding home ownership. As the judge that has the first look at these matters, transparency and access are key to fair resolutions. As clerk, I would make sure measures are in place to ensure transparency and access for all, especially surrounding the appointment of Commissioners and Public Administrators.
I understand and appreciate that the Clerk and staff have direct contact with the public daily. The clerks that serve are impacted by the issues they handle. I consider clerks to be the glue and the grit of the judicial system. I plan to ensure the clerks remain prepared and protected while working with the public.
In addition to making sure the appropriate measures are in place for the education, safety, and welfare of our clerks, I hope to provide additional support for the public’s more extensive questions and concerns. Partnerships with local attorneys or the creation of an ombudsman's position could help facilitate the flow of information and access to the judicial system.
As the keeper of records, I hope to identify trends and work with other judicial partners to address backlogs and barriers to information and access.
It will be my honor to serve as Durham County’s Clerk of Superior Court. Your support is welcome and truly appreciated.
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