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Court Clerks are responsible for a variety of clerical tasks performed in courtrooms. Typical duties listed on Court Clerk sample resumes include recording minutes, administering oaths, preparing and examining legal documents, impaneling juries, and answering questions from the public or legal staff. The strongest example resumes showcase assets such as: organizational skills, high typing speed, legal procedures knowledge, communication abilities, IT competence and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Having completed a legal assistant certificate program may be required, and a minimal legal educational background is compulsory.

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Court Clerk

Handled all functions of the Surrogates court office, handled all communications, and prepared all documents for judge's signature.

  • Developed efficiency-enhancing workflow/ process improvements that made it possible to accommodate increasing responsibilities necessitated by new probate code being enforced.
  • Created new forms and checklist to help the clerk and public understand the new process.
  • Ensured all confidentiality was maintained for all files.
  • Attended several trainings for court room procedures and clerk training.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
2

Criminal Court Clerk

Prepared, processed, and posted Criminal Judges' calendars daily. Created, processed, and documented all Arrest and Bench Warrants. Sorted, stamped, and delivered all courthouse mail. Entered all legal documents received at public counter into an AS400 computer system. Relationship building skills allowed for team cohesiveness, productivity, and deadline management on a regular basis. All confidentiality clauses and government-mandated deadlines were achieved in a timely manner as well. Consistently meet and exceed goals on an annual basis. Worked 40 hours/week

  • Compiled and processed over 200 research requests monthly
  • Lodged, filed, input all legal court documents in AS400 system, thereby stabilizing work flow and productivity
  • Went the extra-mile to ensure that documents were consistently input within government-mandated deadlines
  • Quick and accurate processing of fees and fines at Public Counter provided increased profitability
  • Commended and recognized by Sheriff's office for quick and accurate processing of monthly Temporary Restraining Orders reports
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Business Admin/psychology
3

Court Clerk

Served and filed court papers, electronically and manually.

  • Monitored cases and conducted research on litigants, as well as, coordinate with outside vendors to obtain publicly filed documents.
  • Reviewed court documents for compliance with all rules prior to filing.
  • Answered questions about court procedures, rules and calculation of time.
  • Conducted research on litigants and newly filed lawsuits.
  • Provided general office support and assistance.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
C
Business And Computer Applications
Business And Management
4

Court Clerk - Backscanning (temporary)

Back scanning court files, including, but not limited to prepping the files, scanning court documents, and reassembling the files

  • Assisted in locating and relocating files, as well as shifting and filing in the file vaults.
  • Created events on Odyssey to link images of documents; linked court documents to existing events
  • Aided in daily operations by assisting in processing documents filed in bulk (when requested by
  • Prepared training material and trained new backscanning employees on daily backscanning
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
5

Deputy Court Clerk - Clerical (temporary Assignment)

Processed civil cases which included customer service, data entry, scheduling court dates, processing orders, opening mail, and file retrieval

  • Assisted civil supervisor with creating policies and procedures regarding JIS
  • Created JIS civil code manual for civil division staff
  • Created JIS conversion guide and trained temporary staff on case data entry
  • Developed a comprehensive recommendation to the court administrator at her request on policy and procedure changes to improve operations and efficiency in the civil division
Candidate Info
38
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
6

Court Clerk

Accepted payments for fines, processed citations.

  • Answered phones and provided information to the public regarding misdemeanors, juvenile cases, and other civil violations.
  • Prepared and processed warrants for department on all delinquent citations.
  • Maintained court dockets and updated disposition of cases after court hearings and trials.
  • Processed correspondence daily.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
7

Court Clerk

I handled all class "C" misdemeanors for the [company name] Police Department. As the sole clerk, I
processed all citations and scheduled all court hearings. I also processed all Driver Safety Course and
Deferred Disposition paperwork for the Judge to approve and sign. I also took all fine payments and processed the daily receipts nightly for the City Treasurer. As a Court clerk, it was also my duty to report
all activity of the court to the proper state agencies, whether that be monthly, weekly or daily.
Highlights

  • I brought the court, that had been three years behind, current and up to date with in three months of taking over.
  • Installed a new filing system so that the files were easily accessible and better organized.
  • Brought the computer system up to date and before I relocated, I was in the process of changing the court system to a more current software which will save the court time and money.
  • I created a new training system for new clerks coming into the Clerk position, as there was not any
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Certificate
C
Communication Skills For Executive Assistants
AS
Accounting
8

Court Clerk I/civil Intake

  • Accurately and effectively performed related clerical duties for the Juvenile, Civil Intake and Probate/Guardianship division of the Courts department while providing outstanding customer service.
  • Prepared and reviewed case files for eight Judges, Magistrates, Hearing Officers and Court Administration Staff.
  • Reviewed electronic pleadings on Progress Docket to verify documents were correct in electronic and paper file. Validated the accuracy of all documents filed in paper format or items received as evidence.
  • Reviewed, retrieved and delivered original documents filed for record and received as evidence for Court.
  • Managed eFiling queue and electronically filed appropriate pleadings as determined by cases.
  • Followed all time standards for processing and reviewing files for Court Dockets to ensure deadlines were met.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Management & Communication I
9

Judicial Executive Assistant/court Clerk (intern)

  • Submitted request of notice for probation offenders.
  • Performed all assigned duties relating to cases scheduled for appearance in court.
  • Analyzed and discussed daily court cases with the Deputy Presiding Judge regarding case outcomes and the representation of offenders in the Superior Courts Criminal Division.
  • Prepared courtrooms with paper, pens, water, easels, and other necessary equipment.
  • Assisted in the preparation of travel itineraries for the Deputy Presiding Judge.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
10

Recorders Court Clerk/ Technician

Processed over 150 traffic citations daily by pricing and coding and assign new court dates for defendants.

  • Keyed information from citations accurately into the database system.
  • Assisted with scanning various documents in preparation for scheduled court sessions.
  • Assisted with any training for new hires and/or temporary employees.
  • Processed cash, card, and mail payments and assisted with customers' concerns and issues.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Mass Communications
MA
Teaching
Broadcast Production

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