A legal officer is responsible for maintaining order and efficiency within a courtroom. They declare the entrance of a judge, swear in witnesses, ensure that the courtroom has adequate supplies, and acts as an escort for court workers and defendants. Bailiffs have the power retain unruly persons in the courtroom and are allowed to carry a firearm while on the job. Many of the documents and evidence used in court proceedings are delivered to witnesses, jury, and judges by the bailiff.
A career as a bailiff requires only a high school diploma or equivalent, but those who possess an associate's or bachelor's degree in paralegal studies stand the greatest chance of being hired. Good observational skills and an ability to take charge of stressful situations are generally preferred.
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