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Career and Education Opportunities for Bailiffs

In general, bailiffs maintain order in courts of law.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Bailiff

Bailiffs enforce courtroom rules of behavior and warn persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure. They also manage order in courtrooms during trials and guard juries from outside contact. Equally important, bailiffs have to announce the entrance of judges. They are often called upon to check courtrooms for security and cleanliness and assure availability of sundry supplies for use by judges. Finally, bailiffs stop people from entering courtrooms while judges charge juries.

Every day, bailiffs are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they focus attention on specific tasks without being distracted.