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The Deputy Clerk is a person appointed to act on behalf of the Circuit Clerk as
her substitute, or agent, and is empowered to perform certain duties in the
Circuit Clerk’s name. Jill Smitherman was appointed Deputy Clerk by Mary Harris
in August, 2012.
In addition to handling the duties of the circuit clerk in her absence, Ms.
Smitherman is the Criminal Court Supervisor. Ms. Smitherman has been employed by
the circuit clerk’s office since July, 1988.
Ms. Smitherman can be reached by phone at 205-669-3773 or by email at