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Court and Legal Clerks provide administrative and operational support to Legal Professionals by performing clerical work associated with the functions of courts, legal practices and the administration of trusts and estates.
Administers court registry services and performs administrative functions in support of Judges and Magistrates.
Implements court orders and serves legal orders and summonses as an officer of the court.
Specialisations: Sheriff's Officer
Provides operational support to a court or registry.
Specialisations: Court Usher
Performs specialised clerical work associated with legal practice and law courts.
Administers trusts, estates and settlements on behalf of beneficiaries.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Jobs and Small Business projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a medium sized occupation employing 12,700 workers. The number of workers has stayed about the same over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to stay about the same at 12,900. Around 11,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
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A Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is required to work in this job. Around one third of Court and Legal Clerks have a university degree. Even with a qualification, sometimes additional experience or on-the-job training is needed.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Court and Legal Clerks, who are professional, courteous and responsible.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Talking to others.
Reading work related information.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Read and understand written information.
Write in a way that people can understand.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?
How often do you talk with people face-to-face?
How important is being very exact or highly accurate?
How often do you talk on the telephone?
How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.