A bailiff is someone who often stands to the side of the judge in the court room and maintains the peace. Bailiffs protect the judge, the attorneys, the inmates and the other people who are involved in the court cases.
Bailiffs typically work inside the courthouse, whether in either a district or federal court room. Sometimes, a bailiff is present during mediation meetings.
The bailiff often works in situations that are quiet. They usually stand for long periods at a time as they oversee the actions that take place while court is in session. Bailiffs will often patrol the room and even the hallway to ensure that everyone is quiet and not doing anything out of the ordinary during each session.