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Courtroom Clerk


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Why You Want To Work Here:

The Courtroom Clerk plays a crucial role in the administration of justice. In this position you will assist in maintaining accurate records of court proceedings, assess court fees, and work closely with judges to support the legal process. This job can be a valuable opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a legal career as it provides exposure to court procedures, legal terminology, and the inner workings of the legal system.

Responsibilities of the Courtroom Clerk:

  • Attending court and preparing the official record of proceedings in all criminal matters, consistent with procedures established by the court
  • Administering oaths to litigants, jurors, and witnesses
  • Working closely with judges, Sheriff's deputies, probation officers, and attorneys to manage daily court dockets as well as civil and criminal bench and jury trials
  • Interacting with citizens called to serve jury duty
  • Preparing large volume of electronically generated documents including criminal court orders, inmate transportation orders, bond instruments, bench warrants, and jail cards for signature by judges
  • Responding to inquiries from court personnel, attorneys, jurors, and the public regarding court proceedings and case status
  • Working cooperatively with other Courtroom Clerks and judicial law clerks to ensure courtrooms are staffed and work is completed timely
  • Calculating and assessing court fees and costs
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality of non-public information and documents

Responsibilities of the Courtroom Clerk:

  • Completed bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or a legal adjacent related field
  • Progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience in applying a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws and involve the routine use of specialized terminology and automated software and equipment
  • Working knowledge of court procedures and legal terminology, including previous courtroom experience
  • Extreme attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Very strong writing skills
  • Experience preparing official records for public boards or bodies, nice to have
  • Paralegal certification or additional coursework in the legal field, nice to have
Courtroom Clerk
Northern Virginia
Full-Time, M-F 8am-5pm
$55-64k + Benefits
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