clerk of court resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Detail-oriented Court Clerk with 25 years of experience expediting court proceedings by managing appropriate documentation and recordkeeping. In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and procedures. Expertise in preparing dockets, transcribing minutes and recording and documenting testimonies. Proficient in Microsoft Office; data entry; supervisory skills; customer service; HR policies and leadership.

  • Docket management
  • Confidentiality
  • Court processes
  • Policy analysis
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Customer service
  • Legal terminology
  • Schedule Management
  • Records management
  • Data management
  • Computer skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • HR Policies
Work History
06/2013 to 06/2017 Clerk of Court United States Courts | Jacksonville, FL,

Responsible for the operation of a state court system to include: direct supervision of 3 supervisors and indirect supervision of 32

clerks; having the knowledge, skills and ability to supervise, instruct and evaluate subordinate employees; allocate work, schedule and coordinate employees; prepare and update position descriptions; interview, hire and train employees; counsel, evaluate, discipline, fire, approve leave and respond to grievances; perform a variety of clerical, technical, administrative and non-judicial functions in support of the operation of the trial court; responsible for the preservation, safekeeping and integrity of all court records; provide outstanding customer service when responding to a variety of questions from internal and external customers without giving legal advice; process various case types from case initiation through judgment or closure; responsible for monitoring, securing and keeping inventory of the court's controlled property and supplies

  • Examined legal documents submitted to courts for adherence to laws and court procedures.
  • Answered inquiries from general public regarding judicial procedures, court appearances and trial dates.
  • Met with judges, lawyers and police officials to coordinate functions of court.
  • Drafted professional court correspondence to facilitate [Result].
  • Searched files and contacted witnesses, attorneys and litigants to obtain information for court.
  • Responded to in-person and telephone requests for information from general public, attorneys and other involved parties.
07/2002 to 06/2013 Chief Deputy Clerk United States Courts | Las Vegas, NV,

Assists the clerk of court in the on-going management of the Palmer trial court divisions. Studies and analyzes clerical functions and procedures and makes recommendations to the Clerk of Court for establishing new procedures or modifications of existing procedures. Makes recommendations to the Clerk of Court regarding management, personnel and procedural issues. Responsible for the overall productivity of the trial court divisions to ensure maximum efficiency is maintained.

Serves as working supervisor to the criminal department. Responsible for hiring, training and management of all employees in the criminal department. Responsible for coordination of Grand Jury. responsible for receiving and receipting the bail money and/or bonds from DOC.

Oversee criminal department productivity and efficiency.

Responsible to communicate and coordinate with maintenance any repairs needed and quarterly preventive maintenance. Communicate issues and problems with the janitors.

Provide technical support and training to the trial court departments, including assuming supervisory responsibilities for individual departments in the absence of the department supervisor. Coordinates requests for assistance between divisions.

Acts as Clerk of Court in the Clerk's absence, including signature authority as authorized by statute or rule.

07/1992 to 07/2002 Deputy Clerk II County Of Culpeper | Culpeper, VA,

Assembles case files by typing hearing record forms, log notes, orders appointing counsel, notices of next court date, bail information, orders of condition of release and temporary orders of the court.

Files complaints, assigns case numbers, issues summonses and bench warrants, prepares case assignment sheets and index.

Responds to inquires in writing, in person, or by phone from court personnel, attorneys, state agencies and the general public regarding policies, procedures, rules and relevant law on all criminal matters.

Close cases by posting entries accurately as to judgments, exonerates cash and corporate bonds and disburses judgments to related agencies.

Assist with felony cases as needed.

Responsible for the calendars for district and magistrate's court.

Serves as backup in-court clerk.

Expected in High School Diploma | Wasilla High School, Wasilla, AK GPA:
Expected in | Mat-Su Community College, Palmer, AK, GPA:
  • Coursework in Record Keeping for a Small Business, Civil Procedures, and Supervisor Training
  • Professional Ethics Training
  • Supervisory Training
  • Windows, Word & Outlook Training
  • Advanced Customer Service Training
  • Office Ergonomics: Putting It All Together Training
  • You Are the Court System: A Focus on Customer Service Training
  • Workplace Harassment: Awareness and Prevention Training
  • Advanced Supervisory Training
  • Diversity Training: Meet on Common Ground Training
  • Working With Victims of Domestic Violence Training

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School Attended

  • Wasilla High School
  • Mat-Su Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Clerk of Court
  • Chief Deputy Clerk
  • Deputy Clerk II


  • High School Diploma

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