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Clerkof Assize

Clerk of Assize is the officer responsible for the due performance of the administrative duties of the Courts of Assize on each circuit. He performs the same duties on circuit which the associates formerly, and now the masters, perform at the Nisi Prius sittings in London, and he also acts as Clerk to the Crown on circuits, by which apparently is meant that he performs similar functions when the Courts of Assize are sitting for criminal business. On several circuits, however, the Clerk of Assize rarely attends the court, his functions being wholly or partially performed by his deputy, who also acts as Clerk of Assize or Clerk of Indictments on the same circuit.