Typically, most municipal courts are staffed by one or more court administrators or clerks who are employed by the city and who must answer to both the city governing authority and the judges.
Court staff is governed by the same set of ethical rules that governs judicial behavior. Court employees are thus also barred from engaging in ex parte communication with parties and from giving legal advice to parties appearing before the court. The tasks of municipal court clerks, which include processing warrants and sentences issued by the judge and collecting fines and fees paid into the court, require careful diligence.
Our court leadership includes judges, a solicitor, a public defender and a court administrator.