Court Clerk

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Court Clerk Job Description

 

Title: Court Clerk

 

Overview: A Court Clerk is responsible for assisting judges, attorneys, and the public in court proceedings. They perform a wide range of administrative tasks, including maintaining court records, preparing documents, and assisting with scheduling and organizing court proceedings.

 

Responsibilities:

 

1. Record keeping: The Court Clerk is responsible for maintaining accurate court records, including recording court proceedings and filing documents.

 

2. Document preparation: The Court Clerk prepares and processes legal documents, including summonses, subpoenas, and warrants.

 

3. Case management: The Court Clerk manages court cases, including scheduling hearings and trials, and coordinating with judges, attorneys, and witnesses.

 

4. Communication: The Court Clerk communicates with the public, attorneys, and other court personnel, answering questions and providing information about court proceedings.

 

5. Administrative support: The Court Clerk provides administrative support to judges and attorneys, including drafting orders, conducting legal research, and preparing court calendars.

 

6. Jury management: The Court Clerk assists with jury management, including summoning potential jurors and managing the jury selection process.

 

Qualifications:

 

1. High school diploma or equivalent.

 

2. Knowledge of legal procedures and terminology.

 

3. Strong organizational and time management skills.

 

4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

5. Attention to detail and accuracy.

 

6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

7. Basic computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.

 

Salary: The salary for a Court Clerk varies depending on the location and type of employer. On average, a Court Clerk earns between $30,000 and $50,000 per year.