Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a courtroom clerk.

A courtroom clerk works closely with attorneys, judges, bailiffs, and other partners to ensure the necessary documents for various proceedings are available when they are needed. He/she prepares court documents to be used during the trial and hearing processes.

Other responsibilities include recording court proceedings and maintain databases such as bail bonds, court proceedings notes, evidence, dispositions, and judgment. He/she also liaises with the judges, lawyers, and the public and is also responsible for reviewing all databases and case files for accuracy. Besides, he/she shares information on court procedures, schedules court dates, prepares a summons for the parties involved, and ensures there is a flow of records of the court proceedings.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


To always work in a very peaceful environment to ensure no distractions are entertained.

Work and deliver good content or results without being monitored.

[employee comments goal]

Listen to various perspectives from different personalities in the team in order to spark and refine solutions that work well for each team member

Use past team projects to identify what people did well and make changes based on their newly identified strengths

[employee comments goal]

Focus on the employee's behavior rather than on his/her personality traits

Recognize the efforts and behavior of the employee and encourage him/her to keep the same attitude towards his/her work

[employee comments goal]

Use tools that will help one to determine the value of the task at hand and further own prioritizing skills in order to prioritize tasks effectively and meet deadlines

Share problems and tasks with other employees but learn to say not to them when one is short of time

[employee comments goal]

Avoid constant interruptions and distractions that waste time meant for working on a project

Learn new techniques and tricks that assist in improving speed

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in communicating the purpose and outcomes of a research in a clear manner

Adopts technologies that assist in getting solutions and search for different approaches to a situation or problem

[employee comments goal]

Set enough time for all the essential tasks and give more priority to essential tasks when scheduling

Show more willingness to work steadily towards both career and personal goals

[employee comments goal]

Participate in specialized training programs and seek for more specialized training opportunities

Apply skills learned in training session to advance skill set and career

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to classify information and structure reports and proposals in an appropriate format

Learn how to convey technical and complex information and ideas in an appropriate format and language

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to improve typing skills and learn how to type more accurately and faster

Put extra effort to work under pressure and tight deadlines

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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