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This unit group includes those who perform support functions in courts of law, such as calling court to order, preparing court dockets and maintaining exhibits. Court clerks are employed by federal and provincial courts.
court clerk, court clerk-crier, criminal court clerk, judicial clerk, provincial court clerk.
- Call courts of law to order; read charges; take pleas from defendants; swear in witnesses and perform other clerical functions in the courtrooms
- Prepare court files, court dockets and other documents
- Record main court proceedings, including pleas, names of witnesses, dates, times and rulings
- Manage care and custody of court exhibits
- Prepare documents for and participate in jury selection
- Update and maintain court office paper and electronic indexes and files on actions taken by court or in response to court decisions
- Receive, disburse and account for fines, fees and trust monies
- Assist the public in court offices.
Outlook & Prospects for Court Clerks in Vancouver Island and Coast Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Approximately 400 people pre-registered for a job fair in Victoria on November 7. More than 40 employers were seeking entry-level and semi-skilled workers. A similar fair attracted 1,000 job-seekers last year.
- Retail giant Cabela¿s Canada plans to open a 50,000-sq.-ft. store in Nanaimo next fall that will employ 150 full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.
- A reorganization at Victoria¿s Royal Jubilee and General hospitals will replace more than 122 registered nursing and licensed practical nursing positions with unlicensed care aides, according to the BC Nurses Union. The Island Health Authority claims the new approach will be more cost-effective and that the affected registered and licensed nurses will be reassigned to other duties.
- BC¿s $32M sardine fishery, whose season runs from July to November, has collapsed due to an absence of sardines. Trawlers have pulled the plug this season, having returned to port without a single catch. Marine scientists attribute the lack of sardines in BC waters to changes in ocean conditions, not overfishing.
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