N.C. Supreme Court appoints new clerk of court

Chief Justice Mark Martin, left, appoints Amy Funderburk, right, as the 16th Clerk of court for the N.C. Supreme Court.

RALEIGH — Amy Funderburk has been appointed as the 16th clerk of court for the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Chief Justice Mark Martin announced Funderburk’s appointment on Monday.

“The Supreme Court was unanimous in selecting Amy to serve as its new clerk,” said Martin.

Currently, Funderburk holds the position of deputy general counsel to the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts. She has been an adjunct professor at Campbell University School of Law since 2015.

Before serving the N.C. judicial branch, Funderburk was an assistant attorney general with the N.C. Department of Justice in addition to spending several years in private practice. Funderburk earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after receiving a graduate degree in counselor and adult education from East Carolina University.

Funderburk will replace interim clerk Christie Roeder. For more than 25 years, Roeder served as clerk of court for the N.C. Supreme Court before retiring in June 2016. When Roeder’s successor, Bryan Boyd, stepped down as clerk last October, Roeder returned from retirement to assist the Supreme Court once more.

Funderburk will assume the duties of clerk upon taking the oath of office on March 1. The North Carolina General Statutes set forth the duties of the clerk which generally includes managerial oversight of the Clerk’s Office and supervision of the professional staff within that office.

“Amy has served the judicial branch well by providing valuable and timely advice to judicial officials throughout our great state,” Martin said of Funderburk.