Role of the Clerks

The clerks are the administrators of the court. 


The clerk’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Carry out the orders of the judge and the procedures and policies mandated by the state or other authority. 
  • Answer factual questions regarding the information they have.

Restricted Actions of the Clerk

The following are things the Clerk may not do:

  • Change the court’s orders or make exceptions to the court’s rules for any individual. 
  • Give you legal advice or interpret the law for you. 
  • Tell you what they think the judge or the prosecutor will do in your case.