This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Wake County Brings No-Cost COVID-19 Testing to Area Parks Wake County’s Sunnybrook Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Moves to Nearby Parking Lot Dec. 14 Wake County Identifies Second COVID-19 Outbreak at Raleigh Rehabilitation Center Wake County Identifies Second COVID-19 Outbreak at Rehab and Nursing Center in Apex Wake County Record Availability. What information should voters know about this office in order to cast an informed vote? That has to be done every single day in a way that makes this office the most efficient office that it can be. There will be some individuals that think that they can take advantage of that to get what they want and if they just keep speaking louder and louder they’ll be able to get what they want. Tell us about your experiences and why that would help you as Clerk of Court. My unique combination of experiences sets me apart from any other candidate. FOR WAKE COUNTY CITIZENS A publication of the Wake County Board of Elections This interactive guide contains links you can click to visit websites and send email messages to public officials. I’ve been a construction worker, I’ve worked in a textile mill, I had my own mulch business. I’m not going to tell you that you’re going to get the result you’re asking me to get ’cause I can’t do that, but I can say these are the options. What can you do to help citizens in such a crisis with facing the paper work and filings required by the Clerk’s office? Not endorsed by any candidate or candidate's committee. I’ve done everything. Blair Williams Law. endstream endobj startxref It allows you to have input. Phone: (701) 774-4374. Those clerks, and I know this because I’ve been to conference with those clerks, and often times those clerks will call me if they can’t get through to AOC, which is their legal advisors. That’s the one thing that I’m going to advocate for is some help in the technology changes. We have two computer terminals out there and those will start with a blinking dot and that blinking dot is a DOS terminal. Blair Williams Democrat Twitter Facebook Website Age: 52 Occupation: Attorney, Legal Officer, and Probate Judge for the Wake County Clerk of Court City of Residence: Cary Very few people actually know what the Clerk of Court does. I worked 10 years in between the time I graduated from college before I went to law school. We have 158 employees so that is 158 employees that you have to manage. endstream endobj 58 0 obj <>/Metadata 2 0 R/Pages 55 0 R/StructTreeRoot 6 0 R/Type/Catalog/ViewerPreferences 75 0 R>> endobj 59 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 55 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 60 0 obj <>stream I do see the value in that but I think at some point with the volume being so different that there might be another model and that model has got to give us some technology to handle the volume. So if they make one change to one thing it’s got to be available for all counties. Well, that’s not true. I also try to get people that have some customer service skills because if you’ve ever worked at a coffee place or a restaurant you’ve dealt with an individual that thinks that it should be a certain way. For example, if they get a contested matter between two attorneys, often times they’ll just pass it up to Superior Court. (https://www.theraleighcommons.org/raleighpublicrecord/2014-primary-election/2014/04/14/clerk-of-superior-court-blair-williams/). 1399 East High St. It’s sitting down, it’s the tone that you use, it’s being able to say, “OK, I understand why you are feeling this way, that It doesn’t matter, let me just tell you the processes.”, The key to that is, and this is what I’ve learned being here as long as I have, that we cannot let our routine, all the things that we have to do, and we’re under time pressures of pushing through that volume of cases, the key is that every day that come in I have to spray myself with Teflon. This is your opportunity to weigh in on the county's future comprehensive plan. I think it’s important that they’ve actually done it well. That’s the way I get my greatest satisfaction. 507 likes. Just because we do this every day, there’s no reason to say, “of course, this is how it’s done.”. So I caught over $500,000 in wrongful disbursements that attorneys were trying to advocate for their clients that they were not entitled to. I had a sales job. The first thing is that they’re surprised that it’s an elected position, then they’re surprised that it is a partisan position, and then they are very surprised that anyone would want to run so that they can sit next to the judge while the judge is holding court. They can do that because the volume in those counties typically can handle that. The Wake County Clerk of Court directory assistance facilitates finding the local court office, the Clerk of Court name and other vital contact information. 57 0 obj <> endobj They will typically say that it is an office for “widows and orphans” because a lot of what we do is we have original jurisdiction over probates matters. I have said this: That if I’m elected, I’ll be thankful that I will have someone in place that handles those functions that I do because that’s a tough task being able to really try to deal with all the folks that most of our employees can’t. There a lot of issues called in on that. I think that’s what sets me apart because the other candidates will have to learn the system first before they can advocate for any changes. The Clerk’s office is responsible for managing some tasks that can be highly emotionally charged for some citizens, such as the foreclosure of property, or the division of an estate after a relative’s death. That is one of the key things about this job. Think about the customer. Cases of Public Interest. If you don’t have someone with the legal training and background that could have gone missing. People outside of the usual clients — attorneys, folks that have run into a traffic ticket or registration, family law issues … we deal with a lot of family laws cases — those are some of our typical clients. County Clerk For inquiries regarding child support or divorce cases, please contact the District Clerk's office at 512-943-1212. So, I think that part is what the population doesn’t understand. So if you go to some of the other counties, there will be some clerks that have been in office for 30 or 25 years or something like that. Mailing Address: Clerk of District Court Williams County Courthouse P.O. Find court documents for the following cases of public interest. Most of our employees are female. In addition to the criminal records we also maintain the files for summary appeals, juvenile court records, oaths of office, financial statements of townships and boroughs, private detective roster, constable bonds and road and bridge ordinances. Very few people actually know what the Clerk of Court does. The things that I’ve done, I know well, and the things that I haven’t done, like making coffee, I can use that as an example and say, listen, this is how someone feels. Wake County Public Health has added a new location for free COVID-19 testing at 5809 Departure Drive, located in northeast Raleigh off the I-540 Outer Beltline and Capital Boulevard near Triangle Town Center. So the Clerk has a lot of similarities to being a judge. That is why I’m well suited to the jobs because I know the individuals and I know the kind of days that they have and I can try and say, “OK, well just stop and step back and relax. I�)}��[g����)I}���/g�4P�YK�F#�3��ƙ�L�3�9ςb.0%�Y���4�(yńԜÿ́ ... Probate is the first legal step to proving the last will and testament of the deceased is genuine before the court of law. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates I say that because they get into the term orphans. This report presents the results of our financial related audit at Wake County Clerk of Superior Court. Blair County Courts Adult Parole. As our population grows, and I don’t know if you’ve been to the outlying section of the county but they are putting up houses about as fast as they did prior to the economic turndown. That has to be conveyed and once, I think, that we’re able to sit down and convey that. Wake Clerk of Court: Wake County Revenue Department. They always get the picture of that clerk when a trial is going on, when there’s a big trial going on, they’ll associate the Clerk with that. I’ve had the ability to go to clerk conferences throughout the state. Typically the man dies first so it’ll be the lady from the community coming in and probating her husband’s estate and that goes before the Clerk, so initially everything that is involved with the state goes before Clerk of Court. %%EOF Candidate for Wake County Clerk of Superior Court. I always mention that in an interview that yes, you have applied for this job, a state job, and that you have to have some tough skin to work here: you will be cussed at. General election for Wake County Clerk of the Superior Court Blair Williams defeated incumbent Jennifer Knox in the general election for Wake County Clerk of the Superior Court on November 6, 2018. I think that once our staff is reminded of that on a quarterly basis, on a monthly basis then that shows through to the public. That is a […] A lot of the things that I bring to the table, the fact that I’ve been at this position, have been second in charge, or have actually run this position while my current boss has been on maternity leave, is that allows me to focus on advocating for what is going to be needed for an ever-changing and ever-growing population. It’s just like any other building that you’re comfortable going to in your routine. I do think that was very important. 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