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Careers in the Courtroom

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An Infographic from Litigation Services that describes various occupations that can be obtained in the legal industry

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Careers in the Courtroom

  1. 1. PROSECUTOR The prosecutor represents the jurisdiction that has brought charges against the defendant and argues for a conviction. Average salary: More than $110,000 Education required: Juris doctor/doctorate PARALEGAL A paralegal conducts research for attorneys, finding precedents to help bolster defense or strengthen a prosecutor’s case against the defendant. Average salary: Approximately $50,000 Education required: Associate degree DEFENSE ATTORNEY Responsible for presenting the defendant’s case in court, the defense attorney creates legal documents and gives clients legal advice during the proceedings. Average salary: Approximately $110,000 Education required: Juris doctor/doctorate COURT INTERPRETER The court interpreter helps translate for defendants who don’t speak the language used in court proceedings. Average salary: Approximately $40,000 Education required: Professional certification/ bachelor’s degree CORRECTIONS OFFICER A corrections officer is responsible for escorting prisoners to and from the courtroom, as well as monitoring prisoners’ behavior in holding cells. Average salary: More than $42,000 Education required: Professional certification/ associate degree COURT REPORTER The court reporter is responsible for recording all of the proceedings during court cases, using specialized equipment to transcribe everything that is said. Average salary: More than $51,000 Education required: Professional certification/ associate degree COURT CLERK The court clerk is responsible for preparing and issuing orders of the court, as well as managing the court docket and calendar for the judge. Average salary: Approximately $33,000 Education required: Professional certification/associate degree Here’s a look at several career possibilities for those interested in working in a courtroom CAREERS IN THE COURTROOM www.litigationservices.com JUDGE Playing an integral role in the courtroom, a judge oversees court proceedings, sentences defendants in criminal cases and determines liability in civil cases. Average salary: More than $100,000 Education required: Juris doctor/doctorate BAILIFF The bailiff maintains order in the courtroom and is responsible for guarding the jury during trials to prevent outside contact. Average salary: More than $42,000 Education required: Professional certification/associate degree

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