educational resources

- Dates to Remember

Potsdam July 17th -18th

Annual Conference - Lake Placid - September 17th -19th


- supporting the bench

Helpful Guides, Forms & Checklists - (Available to view online or download)


- County Chapters

Role of a county representative

What exactly is the role of a county representative and who are they?

A county representative is an individual who wears many hats depending on their involvement with their local/county organization. This person understands the demands of a clerk and the necessity of training and willingly steps up to assist in organizing and networking the other clerks in her/his county. A formal county chapter although helpful, is not necessary to be a successful representative, but a willingness to participate is. Another role is that of liaison between the state and local/county association. For example, if there was a change in the conferences or some type of information that the Co Chapter Committee thought was important to get out to all the counties, the Co Rep would be notified and in turn they would notify the clerk’s in their county. The county rep would also report anything to do with their county, another clerk, judge, whatever they deem noteworthy to the State committee for review and subsequent dissemination to other appropriate sources (i.e. the Docket, WEB page).

The county representative is a unique position in that it offers a person the ability to get involved and meet other reps, both local and state, and be proactive in the progressive, ever changing role of all clerks across the state.

Click Here - for the most recent listing of the District and County Representatives

- What are the rules of the court clerks

Court Clerks can:

1. Explain court rules and procedures.
2. Explain available options for your case or problem.
3. Provide past case rulings.
4. Provide cites to, or copies of, the law.
5. Explain public court operations and jobs.
6. Describe court records and their availability.
7. Provide public case information.
8. Tell you how to make a complaint.
9. Refer you to other offices or persons.
10. Provide forms with instructions.

But Court Clerks cannot:

1. Suggest the procedures you should follow.
2. Provide opinions about which option to chose.
3. Predict what the court will do.
4. Analyze the law based on the specifics of your case.
5. Provide information derived from the decision-making process.
6. Provide access to sealed or confidential case records.
7. Provide confidential case information.
8. Give opinions about your complaint.
9. Make referrals based on personal preference.
10. Provide or suggest the information to enter on forms.

- 2017-2018 Education Committee

Gillian Koerner - President
Jane Curtiss - Education Chair
Dawn Marie Klinger - Co-Chair
Stacy Silker

Heather Blume
Maria Barbera
Cyndi Parragio
Cheryl Adams