Who Does What
Courtroom Deputy Clerk
The courtroom deputy clerk, sometimes called the courtroom deputy, who is usually seated in the courtroom near the judge, administers oaths to witnesses and interpreters, takes care of records and exhibits, keeps minutes of proceedings, prepares criminal judgments and verdict forms, and generally helps the judge keep the trial running smoothly. The courtroom deputy clerk is employed by the office of the clerk of court. Typically, one or more courtroom deputy clerks support each active district and magistrate judge in a court. They work closely with the judges and chambers staff.