Sheriffs and bailiffs
Other titles : chief deputy sheriff, chief sheriff, court bailiff, court enforcement officer, deputy sheriff, district sheriff, private bailiff, process server, sheriff's bailiff, sheriff's officer, writ server - bailiff
Sheriffs execute and enforce court orders, warrants and writs, participate in seizure and sale of property and perform courtroom and other related duties. Bailiffs serve legal orders and documents, seize or repossess properties, evict tenants and perform other related activities. Sheriffs and bailiffs are employed by provincial or territorial courts, and bailiffs may be employed as officers of the court or in private service as agents for creditors.
Main duties :
- Serve statements of claims, summonses, warrants, jury summonses, orders to pay spousal support, and other court orders
- Serve writs of execution by seizing and selling property and distributing the proceeds according to court decisions
- Locate property and make seizures and removals under various acts of Parliament
- Provide courthouse security for judges and perimeter security for the courthouse
- Escort prisoners to and from courts and correctional institutions
- Prepare comprehensive reports and affidavits and maintain records
- Attend court, escort witnesses and assist in maintaining order
- Ensure security support services for sequestered juries
- Issue warrants for imprisonment, arrest or apprehension.
Regions where this career
has the best propspects:
Diploma of College Studies (DCS)
Program length: 3 years
This program aims to train the student to respond to the needs and demands of different work environments of a paralegal technician. The student must demonstrate the appropriate personal and professional attitudes for the legal field (autonomy, judgement and discernment, analyze judicial decisions, sense of observation, efficiency, discretion and ethics, etc.) as well as their ability to manage their time and to work with purpose.