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Forsyth County Clerk of Superior Court (Unexpired)

The Clerk of Superior Court is elected in partisan elections for a 4-year term and must be a resident of the county. The clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the superior court and district court. The clerk also handles the probate of wills and the administration of estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. The clerk also hears a variety of special proceedings such as adoptions, incompetency determinations and partitions of land, is empowered to issue arrest and search warrants, and to exercise the same powers as a magistrate with respect to taking pleas of guilty to minor littering, traffic, wildlife, boating, marine fisheries, alcoholic beverage, state park recreation and worthless-check offenses.

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    Denise Hines

Biographical Information

Identify the most serious issue you see facing the office of the Clerk of Court.

How will you address this issue once you are elected?

Contact Phone (336) 310-9109
email address
Twitter @deniseforclerk
Position/philosophy statement Experience Matters
The most serious issue facing the office of the Clerk of Court is delivery of and access to courthouse services.
I will address the issue of delivery of services by implementing standardized in-house training on process and procedures, creating a workforce planning model, and communicating performance and values based expectations. I will address the issue of access to services by promoting and expanding online assistance, promoting and expanding targeted services for the elderly and other groups, and proactively engaging and educating our community about available courthouse services.