1416- Court clerks

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Court clerks

Job Description: 

This unit group includes those who perform support functions in courts of law, such as calling court to order, preparing court dockets and maintaining exhibits. Court clerks are employed by federal, provincial and municipal courts.

Main Duties: 

Court clerks perform some or all of the following duties:

Call courts of law to order; read charges; take pleas from defendants; swear in witnesses and perform other clerical functions in the courtrooms
Prepare court files, court dockets and other documents
Record main court proceedings, including pleas, names of witnesses, dates, times and rulings
Manage care and custody of court exhibits
Prepare documents for and participate in jury selection
Update and maintain court office paper and electronic indexes and files on actions taken by court or in response to court decisions
Receive, disburse and account for fines, fees and trust monies
Assist the public in court offices.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is required.
On-the-job training is provided.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to supervisory or court officer positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Court officers and justices of the peace (1227)
Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations (1251)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X