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Law Clerk

Also known as Legal Clerk.

Performs specialised clerical work associated with legal practice and law courts.


Tasks Include:


  • listing actions for hearing and processing documentation for court actions
  • documenting details of court proceedings, actions and decisions
  • enforcing the law as an officer of the court by executing court orders such as eviction notices
  • serving legal orders and documents such as summonses and subpoenas
  • organising jury and witness lists, and summonsing and swearing in juries and witnesses
  • maintaining order in court and hearing rooms and adjacent areas
  • assisting Solicitors in areas of conveyancing, contracts, common law, probate and other legal practice matters
  • satisfying statutory requirements, establishing beneficial entitlements and distributing assets
Job prospects for Court and Legal Clerks in Victoria

Occupations in the Court and Legal Clerks group include Clerk of Court, Court Bailiff or Sheriff, Court Orderly, Law Clerk and Trust Officer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 4,300 Court and Legal Clerks in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,232.20

Hourly earnings
$32.90

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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