Court Clerk Training Covers Classroom Learning and Hands on learning in Courtroom Settings

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					 Court Clerk Training Covers Classroom Learning
  and Hands-on-learning in Courtroom Settings
Court support services include a variety of daily tasks that are
fundamental to judicial proceedings in courts. The court clerks are
responsible for processing legal documents, maintaining records, handling
payments for fees, fines and other court costs and maintaining court
calendars. Their job responsibilities also include reviewing law suits and
briefs submitted to the court to ensure their accuracy and maintaining the
dockets of scheduled cases.

The court clerks/monitors also have to deal with public while listening to
their complaints, helping them with court procedure issues and answering
their questions regarding trial dates, court appearances, outstanding
warrants, court orders and summonses. In addition to this, the
professionals also work with judges, lawyers and other courtroom

Career Prospects

Court clerks are employed with municipal courts, tribunals and boards,
the Ministry of Attorney General and court reporting services. They are
generally responsible for administrative work. A large part of their job
includes managing the paperwork or handling court records. However,
their roles and responsibilities may vary depending upon the courts they
serve, the region they work in and their qualification and work
experience. Additional duties can vary depending upon who they assist –
a judge, a lawyer or any other courtroom personnel.

The typical work activities associated with this job title include:

      Preparing dockets or calendars of the cases to be called
      Instructing parties about timings of court appearances
      Explaining court procedures to general public or parties in the cases
      Preparing documents regarding the outcomes of court proceedings
      Maintaining legal documents
      Recording case dispositions and court orders including summonses,
       fine information, sentencing information, probation orders and
       release documentation
      Contacting parties in cases, attorneys and witnesses to collect
       required information
      Examining legal documents submitted to the court
With education and experience, court clerks can advance to higher
positions or assume specific roles. However, to seek entry level positions
in this field, you need to undergo formal education and court clerk
training in Toronto.

Court Support Services Program

A court support services program prepares students for careers for entry
level clerical positions in federal courts, tribunals and boards and
municipal courts. It gives them an opportunity to gain in-depth
understanding into legal and professional environments. The program
exposes them to current issues in the Canadian law, helping them learn
about ethics and professional conduct in criminal as well as family courts.

The one-year post secondary program helps you build strong theoretical
foundations in court monitoring while providing you with opportunities to
practical hands-on-learning. You take on practical career oriented
assignments and attend various tribunal and court hearings as a part of
your course. This gives you hands-on municipal court training, which is
much required to gain an understanding of how things take place in the
real world.

Enrolling in a Court Support Services Program

Centennial College in Canada offers post-secondary court support services
programs. The program combines classroom learning and practical
training that is approved by the Ministry of Attorney General.

In order to apply for this program, you will need:

      Secondary school diploma or equivalent
      English Grade 12 C or University or equivalent

The program qualifies you for assuming clerical positions in municipal
courts, tribunal and boards and the Ministry of Attorney General.

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