Profession court administrative officer

Court administrative officers perform administrative and assisting duties for the court and judges. They are designated to accept or reject applications for informal probate and informal appointment of a personal representative. They manage case accounts and handle official documents. Court administrative officers perform assisting duties during a court trial, such as calling out the cases and identification of parties, keeping notes, and recording orders from the judge..

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Conventional / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Accounting techniques

    The techniques of recording and summarising business and financial transactions and analysing, verifying, and reporting the results.

  • Civil process order

    The legal procedures and standards that courts follow in civil lawsuits.

  • Court procedures

    The regulations which are in place during the investigation of a court case and during a court hearing, and of how these events occur.

Skills

  • Compile legal documents

    Compile and collect legal documents from a specific case in order to aid an investigation or for a court hearing, in a manner compliant with legal regulations and ensuring records are properly maintained.

  • Manage accounts

    Manage the accounts and financial activities of an organisation, supervising that all the documents are correctly maintained, that all the information and calculations are correct, and that proper decisions are being made.

  • Record court procedures

    Record all the information necessary for proper record maintenance during court hearings, such as the people present, the case, the evidence presented, the sentence made, and other important matters which were brought up during the hearing.

  • Maintain logbooks

    Maintain the required logbooks according to practice and in established formats.

  • Assist judge

    Assist the judge during court hearings to ensure the judge has access to all necessary case files, to help maintain order, see the judge is comfortable, and to ensure the hearing occurs without complications.

  • Respond to enquiries

    Respond to enquiries and requests for information from other organisations and members of the public.

  • Handle evidence

    Handle evidence important for a case in a manner compliant with regulations, in order to not affect the state of the evidence in question and to ensure its pristine condition and usability in the case.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure equipment availability maintain operational communications keep task records apply technical communication skills apply case management monitor financial accounts maintain court order develop documentation in accordance with legal requirements ensure proper document management carry out end of day accounts make numerical calculations manage administrative systems legal case management comply with legal regulations develop account strategy document evidence follow work schedule brief court officials present evidence