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1. Give me an example that demonstrates your attention to detail.
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A court clerk (British English clerk to the court; American English clerk of the court or clerk of court) is an officer of the court whose responsibilities include maintaining the records of a court. Another duty is to administer oaths to witnesses, jurors, and grand jurors. Traditionally, the clerk also was the custodian of the court's seal, which is used to authenticate copies of the court's orders, judgments and other records.
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Court Clerk Interview Questions

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What is your greatest accomplishment so far?

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I have more than 16 years of experience in my previous position, I have been loyal and I have gained the trust of our customers.
 
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I've established a great relationship with my coworkers and familiarized with all aspects of the court.
 

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#3 of 25

What makes you most qualified for this position?

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I have worked for the court before, from 2008 to 2012, I am very familiar with the procedures.
 
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I have experience with office equipment, scanning, filing and creating reports.
 

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#4 of 25

Most people that come into the court room already have a high level of stress, how will you treat them to help calm their nerves?

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Explain the process and assure them that they will be treated fairly.
 
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Will asked them to be relaxed. Cool Down, and have confidence in your self. Simply understand you will definitely get what you deserve.
 

Education Requirements

To become a Court Clerk, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of two years of office experience is preferred.

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#5 of 25

How do you stay organized?

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Yes, very much. For me, scheduling and prioritizing are essential parts of any job, but in my own experience in the legal field and in working with the courts, prioritizing work load and job duties and preparing and maintaining schedules has always been extremely important because if these things are not done consistently, they can cause those that I work to support to miss important deadlines and information which they need to perform the duties of their positions.
 
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Yes I am very productive when I can set my own schedule and prioritize my duties.
 

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#6 of 25

Tell me about your experience managing confidential information.

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Yes, I enjoy preparing and organizing records properly. I pay attention to detail and make sure the job is done right.
 
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I always have enjoyed docketing, filing records and documents appropriately.
 

Work Environment

Court Clerks work inside an office and the court room.

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#7 of 25

What makes you the best candidate for this position?

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I can juggle many different task at once and still maintain a very high standard. I can offer you exceptional organisational and planning skills and give you 200% in all tasks that I am given.
 
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I have 3 years of experience as a computer operator in daily news paper as well i know abt DTP so that it will beneficial 4 our organisation.
 

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#8 of 25

Describe your experience working in a court environment. What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it?

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I have not worked in any previous courts.
 
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We run a direct calendar system which has not really stayed a direct calendar system. I would like for it to stay true to the name.
 

Court Clerk Pros

1. Pros to a profession as a court clerk would be working with the public and providing a service to the community and court syestem with makes me proud. May 30th, 2012

2. Working within the court has always been a goal in my life, being able to be a part of court system September 21st, 2012

3. You get to see different people every day, different cases its not the same thing day to day which makes it interesting May 30th, 2012

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#9 of 25

How do you keep track of multiple priorities and still focus on quality?

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Very trustworthy in my position and in my personal life as well.
 
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On a scale of 1-10 I would be an 9.
 

Questions to Ask

1. If, I am selected, what is the safest and affordable location near the job.

2. Are there times that people come in and are irrate? what do i do in that situation?

3. What is the most challenging part of this job?

4. Is training available to further my career?

5. How do you determine if a court clerk has succeeded at their position?

6. What is the most challenging part of this job?

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#10 of 25

How do you handle stressful situations?

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First and foremost listening is important. Speaking in a calm way. Try to be understanding.
 
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In stressful situations, I first try to diffuse the situation by stating that the issues will be resolved as quickly as possible. I keep calm and do all I can to maintain fast results, while staying professional. If there is something I can not fix, I have no problems asking for assistance. As a clerk, you need to be able to do whatever it takes to keep the system moving correctly and peacefully.
 

Top 10 Court Clerk
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Our top 10 Court Clerk interview questions. Voted the best by our users. To read the best interview answers, scroll down. Created on February 22nd, 2016

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#11 of 25

Why do you want this job?

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I want to be a court room clerk because I highly respect the court system and the need for justice. I have a great deal of interest in the system, and being a court room clerk fits all the criteria in what I have been searching for in my future.
 
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Firstly I like punctiality about work and time and I like work with trust and with proper goodness.
 

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#12 of 25

Tell me about your education/training.

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I graduated parker high school with a 3.8 gpa and was the top 20 of my class. and i am currently in mcc taking my general classes
 
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I've study Law Enforcement, Restorative Justice
 

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#13 of 25

What interests you most about this position?

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I am very certain this is the job I want because the job description matches a lot of my skills as well as skills I want to achieve, I have researched on the internet about court clerk positions.
 
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I have been working as Office Assistant in a school for 3 years and associated myself very nicely with the work schedule thereof. & I am confident that I can handle this responsibility with great efficiency and manage the obstacles therein.
 

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#14 of 25

How would you rate your communication skills?

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Excellent. I can make the majority of different cultures feel at ease by being friendly and helpful and showing them how much I want to help them with their situation.
 
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I am an extrovert; very friendly and enjoy meeting new people. I can conform and adjust to new people and new environments.
 

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#15 of 25

Tell me about a time when you made a mistake. How did you handle it?

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Everyone makes mistakes. I assess how significant the mistake is and I either try to make it right, or let my supervisor know so we can fix it together.
 
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I have never worked as a court clerk but if I did make a mistake, I would immediately attempt to correct it and if I could not without disrupting the correct flow, I would seek assistance from my supervisor.
 

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#16 of 25

What is your legal background?

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I do not have a legal background.
 
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I have 8 years of experience working in a Court.
 

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#17 of 25

Tell me about a time when you had to research a problem. How did you identify the best solution?

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#18 of 25

Describe a situation in which you had to meet a tight deadline.

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#19 of 25

In any team you have people that do not perform. Describe the toughest person you have had to manage. How did you handle this situation?

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#20 of 25

Explain how you handle jurors in a trial.

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#21 of 25

Tell me about a challenge you faced. How did you overcome it?

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#22 of 25

What are your long term career goals?

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#23 of 25

Tell me about your leadership experience.

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#24 of 25

How many words can you type per minute? How accurate are you at that speed?

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#25 of 25

What process do you follow to prepare and organize documents and records?
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