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Career Details :: Law Clerks
Assist lawyers or judges by researching or preparing legal documents. May meet with clients or assist lawyers and judges in court.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Researches and analyzes law sources to prepare legal documents for review, approval, and use by attorney.
- Files pleadings with court clerk.
- Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly.
- Searches patent files to ascertain originality of parent application.
- Appraises and inventories real and personal property for estate planning.
- Stores, catalogs, and maintains currency of legal volumes.
- Communicates and arbitrates disputes between disputing parties.
- Prepares real estate closing statement and assists in closing process.
- Delivers or directs delivery of subpoenas to witness and parties to action.
- Prepares affidavits of documents and maintains document file.
- Court Clerks
- Legal Secretaries
- Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
- Municipal Clerks
- Paralegals and Legal Assistants
- Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
- Title Examiners and Abstractors
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Analyzing Data or Information
- Updating & Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
- Evaluating Information Against Standards
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Job-Required Social Interaction