Performs clerical duties in court of law; prepares docket of cases to be called; secures information for judges; and contacts witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster Legal Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Prepares and issues orders of the court, such as probation orders, release documentation, sentencing information, or summonses.
- Prepares dockets or calendars of cases to be called, using typewriters or computers.
- Records case dispositions, court orders, or arrangements made for payment of court fees.
- Prepares documents recording the outcomes of court proceedings.
- Examines legal documents submitted to courts for adherence to laws or court procedures.
- Performs administrative tasks, such as answering telephone calls, filing court documents, or maintaining office supplies or equipment.
- Searches files and contacts witnesses, attorneys, or litigants to obtain information for the court.
- Answers inquiries from the general public regarding judicial procedures, court appearances, trial dates, adjournments, outstanding warrants, summonses, subpoenas, witness fees, or payment of fines.
- Instructs parties about timing of court appearances.
- Explains procedures or forms to parties in cases or to the general public.
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