Overview

We are accepting applications for judicial clerks to provide paralegal support in Alberta's courts.

If you’re a tech-savvy problem solver with a passion for helping Albertans and an interest in the court system, this career is for you.

For judicial clerks, no two days are the same. Shifting priorities mean that clerks split their time between the courtroom, the office and working directly with Albertans.

Supporting Alberta’s justice system

The role

Judicial clerks support all 3 of Alberta’s courts: Alberta Court of Justice, Court of King’s Bench of Alberta and Court of Appeal of Alberta. 

Urban clerks are based in either Edmonton or Calgary. They can develop specialized knowledge in one or more areas of law, including criminal, civil, family, estates, youth and traffic.

Regional clerks are located across the province and often travel between circuit court locations. They gain a range of skills in diverse areas of law, including criminal, bail court, civil, family, estates, youth, and traffic.

Key responsibilities include:

  • preparing the courtroom before proceedings 
  • opening court and swearing in participants
  • operating audio recording system and videoconferencing equipment
  • ensuring accurate records of the court are captured and maintained 
  • preparing and issuing orders of the court 
  • managing exhibits in the courtroom (for example, money, documents, photographs and weapons)
  • liaising with judiciary, lawyers, police and the general public

At a glance

750+
Judicial clerks across Alberta
72
Court locations in rural and urban municipalities

The role of an urban judicial clerk

Career path

Becoming a judicial clerk is the first step in a fulfilling career with a clear path for advancement.

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    Entry-level experience requirements:

    • 6 months of customer service, administrative or legal experience
    • High school diploma
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    Clerks can apply to become a senior judicial clerk after 18 months of progressive performance and completion of Alberta Justice’s clerk training program.

    As clerks progress further in their career, they can move into supervisory positions, including deputy judicial clerk and senior deputy judicial clerk roles.

The role of a regional judicial clerk

Compensation and benefits

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    • Permanent salaried, temporary and wage positions available.
    • A judicial clerk can earn $22.80 to $27.79 an hour.
    • A senior judicial clerk can earn $26.84 to $32.94 an hour.
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    Clerks enjoy great benefits, including:

    • A pension plan
    • Health and dental care coverage
    • Vacation and sick days
    • Parental/maternity leave

Apply now

We are seeking individuals with an appetite for a challenging, meaningful career and a fast-paced work environment. Positions are available in urban and regional locations across the province. Discover your opportunity today!

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