Court clerks (NOC 1416)

About this job

Court clerks:

  • perform support functions in courts of law, such as calling court to order, preparing court dockets and maintaining exhibits
  • work for federal, provincial and municipal courts
Common job titles
  • clerk of process - courts
  • clerk, criminal court
  • clerk, judicial
  • clerk, provincial court
  • clerk, youth court
  • clerk of process - courts
  • clerk, criminal court
  • clerk, judicial
  • clerk, provincial court
  • clerk, youth court

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$50,597

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Court clerks:

  • call courts of law to order, read charges, take pleas from defendants, swear in witnesses and perform other clerical duties in the courtrooms
  • prepare court files, court schedule and other documents
  • record main court proceedings, including pleas, names of witnesses, dates, times and rulings
  • manage care and custody of court exhibits
  • prepare documents for and participate in jury selection
  • update and maintain court office indexes and files on actions taken by court or in response to court decisions
  • receive, pay out and account for fines, fees and trust monies
  • assist the public in court offices

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • completion of secondary school is required
  • on-the-job training is provided

Skills

  • Clerical Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Finger Dexterity
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Business Administration/Management/Commerce

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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
40
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
150
Average annual employment growth:
-0.2%
Expected number of job openings:
40
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
80
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
50
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to supervisory or court officer positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.