Secretary of the Court

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Secretary of the Court


in the USSR, an official who keeps the official record of judicial and administrative sessions. The secretary must set forth, fully and accurately, the actions and decisions of the court and the actions of other parties to the case during the court session. The secretary of the court and the presiding justice sign the official record. If they disagree over the wording, the secretary has the right to append his own remarks.

The secretary of the court also calls trial participants, witnesses, and experts, ensures that they are present at the court session, and draws up writs of execution in cases subject to immediate execution. The rules for challenge on grounds provided by law also apply to secretaries of the court (seeCHALLENGE OF JUDGES).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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