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Courtroom Deputy

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Courtroom Deputies assist judges in processing and managing court proceedings in an orderly fashion, and manage a judge’s caseload. Efficient court operations help create positive public impressions about our federal courts.

In their varied duties, Courtroom Deputies may

  • serve as a courtroom manager, making sure court business happens in an efficient and timely manner
  • perform a wide variety of administrative tasks such as calendaring, distributing and monitoring deadlines, preparing minutes of proceedings, processing orders, and filing important documents
  • perform electronic court recording operator duties — attending, recording, and logging court proceedings
  • coordinate set-up of courtrooms and manage and organize exhibits used in proceedings
  • keep judges informed of case progress and support the judge in jury selection
  • schedule court reporters and interpreters
  • answer questions from the public and the judge
  • maintain contact with counsel during deliberations, and
  • advise the jury clerk about case requirements and jury needs.

Excellent organizational skills, sound judgment and an understanding of how the courtroom works are key in this position.