Courtroom clerks are court officials who work for particular
Courtroom clerks have many duties. Typically, they:
that the parties are present in court. If a defendant fails to come to court
when required, the courtroom clerk may assist the judge in preparing a bench
warrant for that defendant’s arrest.
the court calendar (sometimes called the “docket”), which lists the dates and
times for trials and other matters.
court orders for the judge to sign, such as an order granting a motion to
custody of exhibits entered as evidence in a case and administer oaths to
witnesses, jurors, and interpreters.
for the judge’s reference and keep custody of case files maintained and stored
in the courthouse clerk’s
the judge during a hearing or trial by marking and handling documents and other