Work of Court Clerk & Assistant Court Clerks

The office of the Court Clerk performs administrative and clerical work in maintaining court records; it ensures that money received is properly accounted for and files monthly reports required by New York State.

The work also involves public contacts with attorneys and the general public for whom local court procedures are explained and interpreted. Persons working in the Court Clerk's office cannot give legal advice and have no authority to reduce or dismiss a charge or alter fines set by the justices.