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Court Clerks
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 20

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Record court proceedings, using recording equipment, or record minutes of court proceedings, using stenotype machines or shorthand.
  • Follow procedures to secure courtrooms or exhibits, such as money, drugs, or weapons.
  • Read charges and related information to the court and, if necessary, record defendants' pleas.
  • Prepare and issue orders of the court, such as probation orders, release documentation, sentencing information, or summonses.
  • Prepare dockets or calendars of cases to be called, using typewriters or computers.
  • Record case dispositions, court orders, or arrangements made for payment of court fees.
  • Prepare documents recording the outcomes of court proceedings.
  • Examine legal documents submitted to courts for adherence to laws or court procedures.
  • Swear in jury members, interpreters, witnesses, or defendants.
  • Conduct roll calls and poll jurors.

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