Bailiff

Maintain order in the courtrooms and guard juries from outside contacts.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bailiffs do?

Maintains order in courtroom during trial and guards jury from outside contact: Checks courtroom for security and cleanliness. Assures availability of sundry supplies for use of JUDGE. Enforces courtroom rules of behavior and warns persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure. Collects and retains unauthorized firearms from persons entering courtroom. Stops people from entering courtroom while JUDGE charges jury. Provides jury escort to restaurant and other areas outside of courtroom to prevent jury contact with public. Guards lodging of sequestered jury. Reports need for police or medical assistance to sheriff’s office. May advise attorneys of dress required of witnesses. May announce entrance of JUDGE.


Should I be a Bailiff?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: City Bailiff, Deputy Bailiff, Sergeant at Arms

    How to become a Bailiff

    Most Bailiffs have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:90caaa&chl=no+college+%2853%25%29|certificate+%2845%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,53,53
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