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Court Clerks

Also called: Court Clerk, Courtroom Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Deputy Clerk of Court

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare and issue orders of the court, such as probation orders, release documentation, sentencing information, or summonses.
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Abilis CORIS Offender Management System
  • Data entry software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Spreadsheet applications
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$35,130
per year, on average
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