From a thriller I'm reading:
"The courtroom was dark and the clerk's pod next to the bench was empty."
I'm no lawyer or judge, but I have a feeling that this pod is an area where clerks for judges work. Unless you're in this book, where only one clerk ("clerk's pod) works tirelessly for who knows how many demanding judges.
Assuming there is more than one clerk, this should be "clerks' pod."
If you're a lawyer, correct me if I'm wrong.
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