Court Clerks

Perform clerical duties in court of law; prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges; and contact witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court.

Median Annual Wage: $35,460

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (78%); Some college, no degree (11%); Associate's degree (10%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Case Manager; Law Clerk; Clerk; Deputy Clerk; Court Clerk; Deputy Court Clerk; Courtroom Clerk; Court Specialist; Circuit Court Clerk; Deputy Clerk of Court

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  • Prepare dockets or calendars of cases to be called, using typewriters or computers.
  • Record case dispositions, court orders, or arrangements made for payment of court fees.
  • Prepare documents recording the outcomes of court proceedings.
  • Examine legal documents submitted to courts for adherence to laws or court procedures.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as answering telephone calls, filing court documents, or maintaining office supplies or equipment.
  • Search files and contact witnesses, attorneys, or litigants to obtain information for the court.
  • Answer inquiries from the general public regarding judicial procedures, court appearances, trial dates, adjournments, outstanding warrants, summonses, subpoenas, witness fees, or payment of fines.
  • Instruct parties about timing of court appearances.
  • Explain procedures or forms to parties in cases or to the general public.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Court Clerks.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Court Clerks.

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