Court Officer

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Court officers assist in the effective operation of courts.

Court officers may perform the following tasks:

Specialisations:

Bailiff

A bailiff attends to the needs of the jury throughout a trial and 'swears in' the jurors and witnesses during court proceedings. They may also serve writs, summonses and other court orders.

Clerk of Court

A clerk of court prepares documentation of court proceedings, actions and decisions; attends court sessions; and assists judges and magistrates.

Court Registrar

A court registrar prepares the daily court list, maintains court records and handles the accounting and distribution of money paid to the court.

Sheriff

A sheriff is responsible for providing court security and support services, managing the jury system and serving the orders issued by courts and tribunals. They also undertake administrative tasks, such as processing people appearing before the courts for trial or sentencing.

Court officers are required to liaise between the magistracy, legal practitioners and members of the public.

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