Court Administrative AssistantJob Description:
Court administrative assistants help run courts and court offices.Job Category:
What you will do:
In this role you could:
- answer questions from the public
- book courtrooms for hearings
- make sure that judges, magistrates and lawyers have the right paperwork
- prepare lists of the day’s court sessions and inform ushers
- follow up the court’s decisions and issue court orders
- take notes in court for legal advisers
- update the court computer systems
- administration skills
- legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As well as:
To become a Court Administrative Assistant, specific subjects are not typically required. However, having a strong educational background in relevant areas and acquiring certain skills can be beneficial. Court Administrative Assistants play a critical role in managing court proceedings and administrative tasks.
While specific subjects are not mandatory, here are some subjects and skills that can be helpful:
- English Language: Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for preparing legal documents, court reports, and communicating with legal professionals and the public.
- Mathematics: Basic math skills can be useful for tasks like processing financial transactions, calculating court fees, and managing budgets.
- Legal Studies (if available): Courses related to law or legal studies can provide valuable knowledge about legal processes and terminology.
- ICT (Information and Communication Technology): Proficiency in using computer software for document management, data entry, and research can be valuable.
- Business Studies: Understanding fundamental business concepts can be helpful for managing court administrative processes and resources efficiently.
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could take a college course before you apply for work.
Courses you could take include:
- Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
- Level 2 Diploma in Legal Studies
- T Level in Management and Administration
You could do a paralegal or business administrator advanced apprenticeship.
It will take you between 18 and 24 months to complete the apprenticeship which includes a mix of studying and learning on the job.
You could apply directly for jobs.
You might find it useful if you have experience in a similar job like office administration. Employers will also be interested in your personal qualities and life experience.
Working Hours and Environment:
Typically you could work 38 to 39 hours a week.
You could work in an office or in a court.
Career Path & Progression:
With experience, you could progress from administrative assistant to administrative officer and then to executive officer or team manager.