Profession court clerk

Court clerks provide assistance to judges in a court institution. They handle enquiries on court proceedings, and assist judges in various tasks such as performing legal research in preparation of cases or writing opinion pieces. They also contact parties involved in cases and brief judges and other court officials.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Observe confidentiality

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Respond to enquiries

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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