Court clerks (NOC 1416)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
400
Skill level
Intermediate (generally a secondary school diploma)

Nature of work

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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