On October 22, 2011, Theresa made history when she was elected as the first female Clerk of Court of Terrebonne Parish, as well as the first newly elected Clerk of Court in nearly 50 years. She also serves as the first female official elected to a parish wide office in the history of Terrebonne Parish.
Having worked in the Clerk of Court’s Office for over 31 years, Theresa brings not only experience to the position, but a dedication to integrity, responsibility and professionalism.
Theresa's vision for the Clerk's Office includes continuing the advancement of online services, increasing the efficiency of the office and, as always, providing excellence in customer service.
Surrounded by a full time knowledgeable staff of nearly 70 employees, whose experience totals nearly 800 years, she is confident of meeting these goals.
Born and raised in Terrebonne Parish, Theresa grew up in the community of Bourg. She is a 1974 graduate of South Terrebonne High School and attended Nicholls State University. She is a Certified Clerk of Court and serves as Chief Officer of Elections for Terrebonne Parish and, as such, President of the Parish Board of Election Supervisors. She also currently serves as Chair of the Education Committee for the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association and is a district member of the Board of Directors.
Theresa is honored to have been elected to serve the citizens of this great community and proud to lead your Terrebonne Parish Clerk of Court’s Office into a new era.
Jodie has been employed in the Terrebonne Parish Clerk of Court's office for over 36 years. She began her employment in the office as a Deputy Clerk in the Mortgage Department. She became Supervisor of the Mortgage Department in 1997 and has assisted in numerous other departments within the Clerk’s Office. Jodie is a Certified Chief Deputy Clerk of Court and assumed her position and duties as Chief Deputy in July, 2014.
Jodie currently assists the Clerk of Court in managing the day to day operation of the Clerk's office. She handles payroll and benefit packages for all employees, as well as managing accounts receivable and payable. Jodie fulfills the duties as the Clerk's office internal auditor, as well as processing all Registry of the Court transactions for the 32nd JDC. She also oversees the Clerk's office E-Search program for online customers.
She is a native of Chauvin and lifelong resident of Terrebonne Parish. She is a graduate of South Terrebonne High School and is also a Notary Public and member of the Louisiana Notary Association and the American Legion Auxilliary #380.
Nancy has been employed with the Terrebonne Parish Clerk of Court’s Office for over 40 years. She worked 21 of those years in the Recording Department as Assistant Supervisor and for two years as Supervisor of the Jury Department. She is currently the Supervisor of the Elections Department and has managed to supervise all elections throughout her career in the Clerk’s Office, regardless of her assigned department. Nancy is also a certified deputy clerk, I.T. manager, and Chief Operations Officer for the Clerk's office.
Nancy, a native of Grand Caillou, currently resides in Houma and is a graduate of South Terrebonne High School. She is a charter member of the Krewe of Cleopatra of Houma and a member of the Houma Elks Lodge #1193.
Brittany launched her career with the Terrebonne Parish Clerk of Court’s office in May of 2015. She began in the Civil Records department, where she performed such tasks as filing, making copies, docketing sheriff returns, and preparing civil court. Shortly after, Brittany began filing and docketing Adoptions.
In November of 2016, Brittany moved from Civil Records to Switchboard and took over all processing for Adoptions, assisting in the Civil Records department as needed. She currently continues to process Adoptions, along with her newly appointed duties as Human Resources Director.
Born and raised in Terrebonne Parish, Brittany graduated from Ellender Memorial High School in 2007. She currently resides in Houma, Louisiana with her husband, Ross, and their two children.
In Louisiana, your Clerk of Court fulfills many functions. Under the Louisiana Constitution, the Clerk of Court is Clerk of the District Court for their respective parish and, at the same time is the Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds, Mortgages, and other legal instruments. In addition, the Clerk is also the Chief Elections Officer and Custodian of voting machines for the Parish.
The Clerk also has the responsibility of notifying the Commissioners and Deputy Parish Custodians of their duties and responsibilities on Election Day and overseeing the delivery of all voting machines to their respective precincts. After an election, the Clerk of Court is required by law to open each voting machine used in an election, record the number of votes, reseal the machines and report the totals to the Parish Board of Election Supervisors.
Functioning as the Clerk of Court, she receives and files all pleadings, such as Petitions, Answers, Rules and Exceptions in Civil matters as well as Indictments, Bills of Information, certain Juvenile matters and other filings in Criminal matters.
As the Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds, Mortgages and other legal instruments, the Clerk's Office files,records, and indexes all Conveyances, Mortgages and other various documents to be recorded in the Public Records of the Parish. Another function is the issuance of marriage licenses, certified birth certificates, and passports.
No tax money is provided for the operation of the office except for residence, utilities, and some modifications. The fees collected for recordings, certified copies, and services rendered in connection with civil, probate, and criminal proceedings are established by statute. All salaries and expenses of the office are paid out of these fees collected. This makes the Clerk of Court’s Office entirely self-supporting.