My name is Aminah Thompson.  I am proud to serve Durham County as the first Black and first woman Clerk of Superior Court. With over 15 years of leadership experience and service, I consistently demonstrate my competency, trustworthiness, organizational awareness, and commitment to equity and social justice through my involvement in community and educational organizations. 

My fifteen years on the bench have revealed a system in serious need of immediate attention; both in how it interfaces with the public and how it works within itself. I have the necessary background, firsthand experience, and dedication to address many of the systematic disparities that I have experienced and observed. 

As a judicial official, I am committed to providing equitable access to an impartial forum and efficient service to all court officials, related agencies, members of the bar, and the public.


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What is Clerk of Superior Court?

The Clerk of Court is an elected official that serves a four-year term. The Clerk is responsible for all administrative, clerical, and record-keeping functions of the District and Superior Courts. Clerks rely on statutes for their authority.

The Clerk has four main functions:

  1. Judge
  2. Administrator
  3. Record Keeper
  4. Comptroller



News and Events


[The Triangle Tribune] Aminah Thompson unseats 20-year incumbent Archie Smith


[Indy Week] Thompson Upsets Smith for Durham Clerk of Court Seat, DPS Board Will Welcome Two New Members


[Spectacular Magazine] Aminah Thompson And Kevin Jones Unseat Incumbents In Durham County Primary


[Indy Week] Magistrate Judge Aminah Thompson to Run for Durham County Clerk of Superior Court