Profession court clerk

Legal and related associate professionals perform support functions in courts of law or in law offices, provide services related to such legal matters as insurance contracts, the transferring of property and the granting of loans and other financial transactions or conduct investigations for clients.

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Personality Type

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

Related professions courts of justice

Knowledge

  • Legal case management

    The procedures of a legal case from opening to closing, such as the documentation that needs to be prepared and handled, the people involved in different stages of the case, and the requirements that need to be met before the case can be closed.

  • Legal research

    The methods and procedures of research in legal matters, such as the regulations, and different approaches to analyses and source gathering, and the knowledge on how to adapt the research methodology to a specific case to obtain the required information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Brief court officials

    Brief court officials such as judges, barristers, and other representatives on the day's events, the details of the cases scheduled for that day, attendance, and other matters pertaining court proceedings which are significant.

  • Send summons

    Send summons for court hearings or other legal proceedings such as negotiations and investigative procedures, to the parties involved, ensuring that they receive the summons and are fully informed of the procedures, and to ensure an affirmative response.

  • Observe confidentiality

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

Optional knowledge and skills

check official documents manage accounts legal terminology ensure equipment availability civil process order ensure proper document management follow work schedule maintain operational communications document evidence promote human rights show responsibility write work-related reports manage administrative systems inform of court sentence use different communication channels keep task records ensure information security investigation research methods ensure sentence execution

Common job titles

  • Judicial law clerk
  • Administrative assistant - circuit court judge's office
  • Court clerk ii (phone center)(cashier)
  • Receptionist/office assistant
  • Judiciary clerk
  • Mail and copy center clerk
  • Courtroom clerk
  • Court clerk assistant
  • Court clerk