Richmond City Clerk of Court
Duties - The duties of the office of Clerk of Court include court services, recorder of deeds, probate judge, custodian of court cases, public services, public safety, preservation of historic records, keeper of election. ballots, and law library maintenance.Term - 8 yearsSalary - $145,994 minimum from Virginia Compensation Board not including any increase for certification or optional city supplement
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Edward Field Jewett
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Ed Jewett for Clerk of Court
The clerk serves as the administrative officer of the court, providing services to the public, judges, and attorneys, while compiling and maintaining the records of the court and the land records of the city.
Change is a constant. At the clerk’s office our team continually plans for changes that are coming, both changes in how we use technology, and changes in the legal landscape. Over the last few years, most all of our records and services have been made digital. We strive to make sure that these changes are prudent, economical, and beneficial to all users of the court system.
We are currently in the process of digitizing many of the historic records of the court, for preservation and ease of access. We will continue on this path, as budgets allow. Ultimately, digital preservation saves not just the records, but time and money.
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