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Courtroom Clerks

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What is a Courtroom Clerk? 

The Courtroom Clerk plays a vital role in the courtroom by supporting and facilitating the judicial process. The CourtclerkCourtroom clerk is responsible for recording all courtroom proceedings by attending court sessions, communicating oaths with witnesses and juries, and maintaining exhibits (evidence) offered in a courtroom.

Typical tasks include things like transcribing notes into minute entry format, determining the correct parties/agencies entitled to receive copies of minute entries, reviewing and processing court documents like protective orders, jail releases, warrants and confidential orders and maintaining a list of cases under advisement for quarterly submission to the Supreme Court. 

Many of our courtroom clerk positions only require at a high school diploma and experience in a clerical setting. These roles are very fast past and exciting, offer lots of room for growth and provide a great way to get into the criminal justice industry.

Typical Job Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Three (3) years of experience performing administrative/clerical functions
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Outlook

A Preferred Candidate has:

  • Bachelor's degree in Justice Studies or a related field
  • Experience performing clerical functions in a legal office or court environment (e.g. paralegal, legal assistant, administrative assistant or legal secretary in a law firm)

Interested in applying? You can view any available Clerk of Court opportunities and apply online

All job applications are processed through Maricopa County Human Resources. To apply, you will be redirected to the Maricopa County HR web page.