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Court Clerk Job Description

A court clerk is person who manages the clerical activities of a court. Their job involves processing legal documents, scheduling court hearings, taking minutes of court proceedings, and maintaining court records.

A court clerk should be well organized, level-headed, reliable and responsible, and have the ability to work neatly and accurately. They should also have good listening, communication and time-management skills and the ability to analyze data or information and interpret the meaning to others.

What does a Court Clerk do?

Court clerks may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Court clerks usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work overtime when a court hearing is running late. They usually work indoors in offices and courtrooms.

What is Required to Become a Court Clerk?

To be employed as a court clerk, you will need to have attained at least a secondary school education. Many court clerks enter the position as recent graduates from law schools. Court clerks receive on-the-job training.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Court clerks need to have:


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