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Court Clerk Interview Questions

1. Do you enjoy being in control? Setting schedules, prioritizing, etc?
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  Court Clerk

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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Interview Questions and Answers List

1. Do you enjoy being in control? Setting schedules, prioritizing, etc?

Top Answer

Yes I am very productive when I can set my own schedule and prioritize my duties.

Second Best

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.

3.

Yes to a certain extent. I thrive under pressure and am extremely organized.

4.

Yes I do. On each job I have had, I have had to set my schedule by prioritizing my work.

5.

Yes I have been doing schedules for my current job.

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2. 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?

Top Answer

Explain the process and assure them that they will be treated fairly.

Second Best

Will asked them to be relaxed. Cool Down, and have confidence in your self. Simply understand you will definitely get what you deserve.

3.

Firstly I take some time and ask the question and I solve the problem but I cannot be introduced so I help the my senior.

4.

Usually speak in a calm manner with respect and Offer any assistance they may need.

5.

I think a smile and a kind word goes a long way. Just showing people courtesy is very important.

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3. What can you do for us that other candidates can't?

Top Answer

Take time and help the senior official then proper help.

Second Best

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.

3.

I can give you loyalty, dedication, honesty, hard work, depedability, respect for the court system, respect for co-workers and a willingness to do whatever is right and necessary to get the job done.

4.

My previous teaching profession will help me to complete my routine work and satisfy each and every client.

5.

I like to think that I can bring many great things to this position. I have experience with many types of people and I have a pretty good understanding of the position.

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4. Do you enjoy preparing records?

Top Answer

Yes, I always have enjoyed opening files and docketing appropriate deadlines.

Second Best

Yes, I enjoy preparing and organizing records properly. I pay attention to detail and make sure the job is done right.

3.

I always have enjoyed docketing, filing records and documents appropriately.

4.

Yes. I find preparing records to be peaceful and relaxing in a way. Especially when the day has been hectic.

5.

Yes, I enjoy the research and documenting reports. Providing a step by step process of the individuals records will help in processing their case in a timely manor.

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5. How did you learn the court room language?

Top Answer

I learned court room language by working for an attorney.

Second Best

I try to understand myself and then I dont understand I take help from my staff.

3.

I have worked in the legal field for 12 yrs, have a BA in criminal justice, and have a paralegal certificate.

4.

In college we studied everything and the language is part of it.

5.

In my training and experience, I have become familiar with several court terms.

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6. Tell me about your education/training.

Top Answer

I have a BA from Alma College with studies in Business and English. While I was there I completed a public relations internship with the Philadelphia 76ers and was an active member of SIFE. Currently I work for the Girl Scouts as a Data Services Rep where I maintain databases, work with volunteers, and keep paperwork organized.

Second Best

I have masters in economics and teachrs training. I have computer skills and certification in MS word,excel and power point 2007.

3.

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

4.

I've study Law Enforcement, Restorative Justice

5.

I qm currently on an apprenticeship programme at dwp. I never really considered customer serivce, but when.

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7. If I called five of your friends, how trustworthy would they say you are?

Top Answer

I am extremely trustworthy and confident to say that if you were to call 4 out of 5 friends that would say that I am very reliable and trustworthy.

Second Best

Very trustworthy in my position and in my personal life as well.

3.

On a scale of 1-10 I would be an 9.

4.

They would say that they trusted me with anything and everything.

5.

Very trustworthy. They know I will keep their confidences and can be trusted.

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8. Tell me about your education/training.

Top Answer

I finished high school education and obtained my experience through extensive and continous training in the workplace.

Second Best

I went to a private liberal arts college and received a BA in social studies and psychology. Once I completed my four years there I did online paralaegal schooling, Master paralegal certification.

3.

Diploma in hummanities.

4.

I currently work in a office setting and file, answer the phone, schedule appointments, and accept payments to accounts.

5.

Masters in economics and computer skills.

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9. Why do you want to be a court clerk?

Top Answer

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.

Second Best

Firstly I like punctiality about work and time and I like work with trust and with proper goodness.

3.

Court clerk is as good as other government job. I want to do a government job when I realize that I can give my better performance then the field I belongs to.

4.

All this clerk work like file securities keeping safe file and maintain file.

5.

I would like the challenge of working with a variety of people, and feel I was doing something worthwhile in the community.

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10. How do you handle stressful situations?

Top Answer

First and foremost listening is important. Speaking in a calm way. Try to be understanding.

Second Best

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.

3.

I think it over and try to assess how stressful it is and what all of my options are as far as handling them. I choose the best option based on amount of time given to take care of the problem.

4.

By prioritizing tasks or dividing my time between tasks if more than one meets high priority. Being highly organized and throughly prepared to complete those tasks. Realizing that there will be interruptions, allowing for those situations and resuming preformance of duties apon completion of those interruptions. I would also include a ten minute walk into my work day which relieves stress and boosts productivity.

5.

how do you handle stressful situations

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11. Do you know anyone in the court room or offices?

Top Answer

I do not know anyone in the court room or offices but if required I can get to know people.

Second Best

No, I dont know anyone in courtroom but if I need to know then I will know.

3.

No I do not but if it a requirement to get to know people then I will do that.

4.

I was aquainted with a family friend who worked as a clerk.

5.

Yes, rick thompson, molly moates and daniel holman.

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12. How are you sure this is the job you want? What research have you done on what its like being a court clerk?

Top Answer

I am very sure this is the job for me. I have done a lot of research about the court clerk position and feel the requirements align with my skills.

Second Best

I am very much sure that this is the job I want I have done lots of research about the job on Internet. I have 5 years of exp. In working private sector in HR and admin department and can handle multitask in very organized way.

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

Yes I am sure this is the job for me. I have done research online of the requirements of the position and the daily duties.

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13. What makes you the best person for this job?

Top Answer

Having worked in a fast paced environment has given me the experience to multi task and managa my work effeciently.

Second Best

I believe that I am the best person for this position because I am organized, punctual, detail oriented, and a dedicated employee. I have a strong respect for the court system.

3.

My excellent customer service skills and communication skills. My assertiveness, dedication, and positivity. I make it goal to provide excellent customer service be gracious and cordial to customers. Whether it be in person or over the phone. I am the best person also because I have experience working in an office setting, I am experienced in filing and organizing important documents. I pay close attention to detail so that no mistakes are made. Most importantly I am a team player. I enjoy working with others so that we can all reach a common goal and I am a learner. I am not just here to work but to also learn more skills so I can grow in this position.

4.

I am the best person for this job because I am customer service oriented, dedicated to any task, and able to multi-task and meet competing deadlines.

5.

tell us a time you had to take leadership

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14. Do you enjoy keeping a schedule and being organized?

Top Answer

Yes, I thrive on being organized and efficient in everything I do.

Second Best

Yes I do, work flows without any obstacles if there is a schedule.

3.

Yes, I beleve everything has its place and schedules are important to keep everything moving in an orderly manner.

4.

I am a detailed oriented person, and take pride in my organizational skills. Keeping a schedule is important to keep an organization moving quickly and correctly. In a court system, there are numerous schedules and appointments, there is little room for error, so a schedule and organization is a must in order to maintain records and impeccable customer service.

5.

I enjoy keeping a schedule. It helps me stay organized and I always know what is coming up next. Of coarse the unexpected happens from time to time, but there is always a way to fit it all in.

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15. How would you rate your social skills with strangers?

Top Answer

I have been told by clients that they feel like they have known me for years after the first time they meet me. I enjoy helping strangers and work well with the public one on one. I am very personable and treat strangers with respect and do all I can do to make them feel welcome and know that they are my number one priority.

Second Best

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.

3.

On a scale from1 to 10, with 10 being superior, I am a 8.5.

4.

At first I will try to become friendly and I will try to know about them.

5.

I am professional, courteous and helpful. I am not shy or timid. I use body language as a guide to be alert when dealing with the public and can be assertive as need be.

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16. How many benchs in the tripura high court ?

Top Answer

The judiciary of Tripura is composed of the Tripura High Court and a system of lower courts. I have yet to uncover the amount of benches in the Tripura High Court. Tripura is the third smallest state in Northeast India, so I would guess there is less than three benches.

Second Best

The judiciary of Tripura is composed of the Tripura High Court and a system of lower courts. I have yet to uncover the amount of benches in the Tripura High Court.

3.

There are three benches in the tripura high court.

4.

I have yet to uncover the amount of benches in the Tripura high court.

5.

The judiciary of Tripura is composed of the Tripura High Court and a system of lower courts. I have yet to uncover the amount of benches in the Tripura High Court. Tripura is the third smallest state in Northeast India, so I would guess there is less than three benches.

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17. Have you ever made a mistake as a court clerk? How did you handle it?

Top Answer

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.

Second Best

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.

3.

This would be my first opportunity at becoming a court clerk. I would hope I would do my job correctly without making mistakes, yet as a human being, mistakes are possible. There is little room for mistakes in this position, but learning from them and finding a quick and accurate solution is very important.

4.

The was an instant recently where a client called in asking if his order to show cause hearing had been cancelled. I reviewed the notes and it indicated that he was required to pay a certain amt by a certain day to have the hearing dismissed. When I went to the payment screen it showed a payment and I advised him the hearing was cancelled. After realizing that the date was the incorrect date I realized my mistake and called the client back immediately apologizing for the mistake.

5.

I accidently entered the wrong ticket number a couple times and it had to be deleted and entered again.

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18. How does a career as a court clerk, fit into your career path?

Top Answer

It would fit all the requirements I am looking for, such as furthering my legal experience as well as providing me with stability.

Second Best

As a person who has worked in the legal field for over 28 years, both plaintiff and defense firms, this seemed like the next natural way to go. I am interested in the courtroom procedures to see both plaintiff and defense work all come together.

3.

Perfectly. I believe it is the right job for me. I like fas-paced environment, I love helping people and the legal system is so fascinating it holds my attention.

4.

It will be a stepping stone, I am eager to learn new processes which the court clerk position will add in-depth knowledge of the court system.

5.

When my husband and I decided to close our business and look for other sources of employment I looked in to going to school to get a paralegal degree, when I ran across this job I felt it would be perfect for what I am looking for.

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Career Field
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
Government
53%
Easy
Not Provided
One Week
Under Thirty

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.

Work Environment

Court Clerks work inside an office and the court room.

Court Clerk Career Pros
Pro #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 30, 2012
Pro #2:
Working within the court has always been a goal in my life, being able to be a part of court system
Sep 21, 2012
Pro #3:
You get to see different people every day, different cases its not the same thing day to day which makes it interesting
May 30, 2012
Pro #4:
My pros to a profession as a court clerk are the I am organized, maintain self discipline, work well with others, I am good at researching the history involving resolution of each case involved.
Jun 20, 2012
Pro #5:
Oppotunities to progress my career in customer service, within a good organisation.
Apr 2, 2013
Pro #6:
I am graduate in Information technology with 80 percent and now I am in last year of Master of computer application.
Apr 2, 2014