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NCJ Number: 38018 Find in a Library
Title: FORGOTTEN POLITICIANS - COURT CLERKS
Journal: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW REVIEW  Volume:30  Issue:3  Dated:(SPRING 1976)  Pages:499-516
Author(s): L BERKSON; S HAYS
Corporate Author: University of Miami
School of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY OF THE ROLES, FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, POWERS, AND PROBLEMS OF COURT CLERKS IS FOCUSED ON THAT OFFICE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
Abstract: OUT OF 67 QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO CLERKS IN FLORIDA, 55 WERE RETURNED COMPLETED. IN ADDITION, A NUMBER OF CLERKS, DEPUTY CLERKS, COURT ADMINISTRATORS, AND CHIEF JUDGES WERE INTERVIEWED. THE STUDY REVEALED THAT DESPITE THE FACT THAT CLERKS ARE WELL-EDUCATED, THEY ARE RELATIVELY UNKNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES TO ASSIST IN THE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THEIR OFFICES. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT THIS, COUPLED WITH THE COUNTY COURT CLERK'S CONSERVATIVE NATURE, ACCOUNTS IN PART FOR THE CAUSE OF THE CONTINUED USE OF INEFFICIENT COURT PROCEDURES IN THE STATES.
Index Term(s): County courts; Court clerk; Florida; Management; Political influences; Studies
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