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Careers in the Courts
The court system offers a wide variety of positions which require different skills and abilities. The courts are looking for employees with enthusiasm and professionalism, who are committed to providing quality service to the public.

Most job titles are grouped into a "job series." Within a job series, you can move up from an entry-level position to a higher-level position through examinations and other promotional opportunities. You can also move into a different job series if you meet certain minimum qualifications. Among the different job series are the following:

  • Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys work independently researching and analyzing complex legal issues and questions arising in court cases.
  • Court Clerk
    Court clerks may be assigned to work in courtrooms or back-office support units where they perform a variety of tasks, including calling the calendar, preparing written correspondence and examining court documents to ensure accuracy.
  • Court Interpreter
    Court Interpreters provide verbatim interpreting between English and another language in the courtroom and other settings. They also translate written documents.
  • Court Officer
    Court Officers are responsible for providing security and maintaining order in court buildings and courtrooms. They are peace officers and may be required to carry firearms.
  • Court Reporter
    Court Reporters are responsible for the verbatim recording and transcribing of testimony in the courts.
  • Law Librarian
    Law Librarians provide a variety of professional library services including maintaining and evaluating library systems and performing legal research.
  • Office Clerical
    Office clericals perform a variety of clerical and administrative support tasks, including checking, sorting and filing court papers, carrying out keyboarding functions and other general office work.
  • Technology
    Technology staff perform a wide variety of tasks including applications programming, systems analysis, user training, and computer maintenance.