WILMINGTON—For the first time in several years, the fiscal staff of IDS acquired a slot to present in a break-out session on day two of the clerks’ conference, held this year at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington, August 16-18. The A&D Clerks Conference is organized each year by the Training and Services Division of The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and provides professional development, learning and training opportunities for non-elected clerks in our state.
“AOC welcomes any and every opportunity to partner with IDS to provide quality education to not only the assistant and deputy clerks but for the judicial branch as a whole,” said Mike Silver, Training and Services Director for The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts.
IDS CFO Aaron Gallagher, Assistant General Counsel Chad Boykin, and Business Analyst Jamie Blackwell attended the conference to gain face time with clerks and to expound upon the role of IDS and its relationship to the clerks with regard to ensuring court-appointed attorneys in every county are compensated for their services.
The duo of Gallagher and Boykin presented on the topics of private assigned counsel, appointed attorney fee apps, and recoupment.
Gallagher stated, “We are here to make ourselves known to you, to make ourselves accessible and to establish some rapport, so when you have questions, you can reach out to us for assistance.”
He explained that clerks are face-to-face with PAC every day; IDS can help answer many of the questions clerks receive from PAC. And clerks are encouraged to reach out to IDS whenever there is a question or concern.