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Court Clerk Job Description

A Court Clerk is a professional who provides support for judges and attorneys in both criminal cases and civil-related matters.


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Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.


Court Clerk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in office management and administrative processes
  • Upholding all court records to ensure they stay up-to-date and accessible.
  • Answering phone calls to take messages and transfer calls to the applicable colleague.

Job brief

We are looking for a Court Clerk to join our team and perform a range of administrative and clerical duties to maintain our office. 

Court Clerk responsibilities include managing day-to-day tasks such as filing legal documents, entering data and sorting incoming mail as needed. 

Ultimately, you will work with judges and attorneys to ensure they have the administrative support needed to work as efficiently as possible.


  • Record the minutes of meetings and court proceedings
  • Create calendars of cases to be called
  • Prepare and distribute court orders, including probation orders, sentencing information and court summonses
  • Collect court fines and maintain records of amounts collected
  • Ensure all legal documents submitted adhere to the law and court procedures
  • Perform basic bookkeeping tasks
  • Administer oaths and affirmations

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Court Clerk or similar role
  • Superior organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Good understanding of MS Office programs
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Court Clerk

Frequently asked questions

What does a Court Clerk do?

A Court Clerk supports judges, attorneys and other officers of justice by providing administrative support throughout the day.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Court Clerk?

A Court Clerk will have a variety of duties depending on where they work, but they typically provide administrative support through filing legal documents, preparing appellate records and filing indictments and verdicts as needed.

What makes a good Court Clerk?

A good Court Clerk must have excellent organizational skills since they are responsible for filing documents for several cases throughout their shift. They must also have strong communication skills, as they work directly with Judges and Attorneys.

Who does a Court Clerk work with?

A Court Clerk provides administrative assistance for Legal Counsel and Judges to ensure their office runs as efficiently as possible.

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