Policy for Gratuities and Gifts
Effective October 9, 2013 the Clerk’s Office adopted a new policy on gratuities and gifts, which prohibits Clerk’s Office employees, including interns, externs and other volunteer court employees, from accepting gifts or gratuities, including money, redeemable gift certificates, bequests, favors, loans or any other item of value, from lawyers, litigants, vendors, or other third parties, if the gift or gratuity is directly or indirectly related to services performed by or for the court. This policy applies regardless of the value of the gift or gratuity. Gifts received in violation of this policy will be returned or possibly donated to a charitable organization. Please refrain from furnishing gifts or gratuities that would violate the Clerk’s Office policy.