Clerk Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Clerk.

Clerk (noun)

  1. A person who works in an office or store, typically performing tasks such as filing, recording documents and accounts, sending letters, arranging shelves, attending to customers, and sometimes acting as a cashier.

  2. In a legal context, a clerk is often a young attorney or law student training under a senior lawyer or judge, who assists in managing case proceedings. Responsibilities include maintaining case details and communications with involved parties, alongside other administrative legal tasks.