Profession court enforcement officer

Court enforcement officers enforce orders of court judgements such as managing the recovery of money owed, seizing of goods, and selling goods in public auctions to obtain the money owed. They also send summons and arrest warrants to ensure attendance in court or other judicial procedures.

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Personality Type

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

Knowledge

  • Debt collection techniques

    The techniques and principles used to collect overdue debt from customers.

  • Civil law

    The legal rules and their applications used in disputes between different parties.

  • 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.

  • Repossession

    The procedures and legislation dealing with the confiscation of goods or property when a debt cannot be repaid.

  • Public auction procedures

    The regulations involved in the repossession and consequent selling of goods in public auctions in order to obtain the amount owed by an individual as ruled by a court of law.

  • Legal terminology

    The special terms and phrases used in the field of law.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Repossess goods

    Reclaim or claim possession of goods in order to compensate for a debt which a debtor is unable to repay, such as a financial debt or money owed as ruled by a court of law.

  • 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.

  • Collect damages

    Collect money which is owed by one party to another or to the government as compensation, as ruled by a court of law.

  • Ensure sentence execution

    Ensure, by contacting the parties involved and monitoring and handling progress and follow-up documentation, that legal sentences are followed as they were issued, such as ensuring that fines are paid, goods are confiscated or returned, and offenders are detained in the appropriate facility.

  • Select items for auction

    Research and select products to be auctioned.

Optional knowledge and skills

practice vigilance authenticate documents court procedures ensure law application insolvency law observe confidentiality manage inventory show empathy provide legal advice apply conflict management show confidence respond to enquiries civil process order show responsibility inform of court sentence advise on conflict management keep task records

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