A justice of the peace is a judicial officer who is not a police officer, yet who has a responsibility to uphold the peace. Justices of the peace often have duties such as hearing minor civil cases, dealing with minor criminal complaints, and upholding the peace in other significant ways.
Definition - What does Clerk of a Bankruptcy District Court mean?
The clerk of a bankruptcy district court is the person responsible for preparing, filing, and entering the judgment in all bankruptcy cases after the court opinion comes in. The clerk makes notations in the court docket in order to ensure that all entered information is approved and valid.
Justipedia explains Clerk of a Bankruptcy District Court
There may or may not be a judgment by the time the bankruptcy case docket reaches the clerk. The clerk is allowed to add to the file if they receive instructions from the court or related panel of authority.Whenever the clerk makes changes to a bankruptcy file, they are required to send copies of these to all parties in order to ensure that everyone is kept up to date with any changes that affect them.