Law Clerk

Also known as Legal Clerk.
Performs specialised clerical work associated with legal practice and law courts.
Training time 6 months - 1 year
Average pay $52,368
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,100

What does a Law Clerk do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Legal Services
Diploma of Justice
Diploma of Legal Services
Advanced Diploma of Justice
Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies