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Career Details :: 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.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Collects court fees or fines and records amounts collected.
- Records case disposition, court orders, and arrangement for payment of court fees.
- Administers oath to witnesses.
- Examines legal documents submitted to court for adherence to law or court procedures.
- Records minutes of court proceedings, using stenotype machine or shorthand, and transcribes testimony, using typewriter or computer.
- Prepares docket or calendar of cases to be called, using typewriter or computer.
- Secures information for judges and contacts witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court.
- Notifies district attorney's office of cases prosecuted by district attorney.
- Explains procedures or forms to parties in case.
- Prepares case folders and posts, files, or routes documents.
- Instructs parties when to appear in court.
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General Work Activities
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Performing Administrative Activities
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Consequence of Error