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.
- Appeals and Generalist Clerk
- Appellate Court Clerk
- Case Manager
- Chief Deputy Clerk/Bailiff
- Chief Deputy Court Clerk
- Circuit Clerk
- Circuit Court Clerk
- Civil Clerk
- Clerk of Court
- Follow procedures to secure courtrooms or exhibits, such as money, drugs, or weapons.
- Record court proceedings, using recording equipment, or record minutes of court proceedings, using stenotype machines or shorthand.
- 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.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CER.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Realistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Achievement in their jobs.
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $37,860 with most people making between $22,920 and $52,630
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 6,850 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 7,130 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 28 openings due to growth and about 42 replacement openings for approximately 70 total annual openings.
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