A deputy or assistant court clerk is a professional who performs various administrative tasks within the city, county, state and federal court systems and provides customer service to court staff, attorneys, law enforcement personnel and the public. Some deputy court clerks work in the courtroom assisting judges.
A deputy court clerk’s duties usually include responding to inquiries, assisting the court clerk in preparing court documents, maintaining the docket of scheduled cases and collecting payments for fines, fees and bonds. The actual job description, however, varies depending on the job position and the type of courthouse. With the right education and experience, a deputy court clerk can become a court clerk and eventually, a chief court clerk.