What Does a Court Clerk Do?
A court clerk, assists the judge. The clerks specific duties are to:
- Maintain the official record of the court;
- Be responsible for the clerical courtroom activities;
- Determine whether cases are ready for hearing or trial;
- Keep the court calendar and give legal notices;
- Prepare court minutes, judgments and verdict forms;
- Assist with impaneling juries and administering oaths;
- Collect, record and report all fines, bail and other money received in court;
- Take affidavits and acknowledgments and enters all court proceedings in the Automated Case Management System;
- Arrange for interpreters, jury panels, files, papers and exhibits;
- Prepare and issue subpoenas, citations, bench warrants, attachments and, other legal documents that facilitate or execute the actions of the court.
How Does Someone Become A Court Clerk?
To become a court clerk, a person must:
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Be a United States citizen;
- Have a California Driver's License.
- Completion of high school
- Have clerical experience