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Career and Education Opportunities for Courtroom Clerks

In general, courtroom 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.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Courtroom Clerk

Courtroom Clerk video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Courtroom clerks answer inquiries from the general public regarding judicial procedures and payment of fines. They also explain procedures or forms to parties in cases or to the general public. Equally important, courtroom clerks have to record case dispositions and arrangements made for payment of court fees. Finally, courtroom clerks ready documents recording the outcomes of court proceedings.

Every day, courtroom clerks are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.