The Clerk’s Seal

Explanation of Clerk's Seal

Meaning of Clerk's Seal


  • Lady Justice typically wears a blindfold to symbolize her impartiality.
  • Lady Justice always holds an old-style, 2-pan beam scale in her other hand. This symbolizes that she will carefully weigh the claims and evidence presented by each side.
  • Lady Justice holds a sword and shield. This symbolizes both her ability to enforce the verdicts of justice and her demand for respect of the law.
  • As this relates to the Clerk’s Office, it symbolizes her ability to safeguard the finances and records entrusted to the Clerk, “Safeguard and Serve.”