Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates ·  Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.



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Occupational Tasks ·  Instruct juries on applicable laws, direct juries to deduce the facts from the evidence presented, and hear their verdicts.
· Sentence defendants in criminal cases, on conviction by jury, according to applicable government statutes.
· Rule on admissibility of evidence and methods of conducting testimony.
· Preside over hearings and listen to allegations made by plaintiffs to determine whether the evidence supports the charges.
· Read documents on pleadings and motions to ascertain facts and issues.
· Interpret and enforce rules of procedure or establish new rules in situations where there are no procedures already established by law.
· Monitor proceedings to ensure that all applicable rules and procedures are followed.
· Advise attorneys, juries, litigants, and court personnel regarding conduct, issues, and proceedings.
· Research legal issues and write opinions on the issues.
· Conduct preliminary hearings to decide issues such as whether there is reasonable and probable cause to hold defendants in felony cases.
· Write decisions on cases.
· Award compensation for damages to litigants in civil cases in relation to findings by juries or by the court.
· Settle disputes between opposing attorneys.
· Supervise other judges, court officers, and the court's administrative staff.
· Impose restrictions upon parties in civil cases until trials can be held.


Educational Requirements: ·  Bachelor's or higher plus work experience


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 99%
·  Active Listening 98%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 93%
·  Critical Thinking 89%
·  Speaking 88%
·  Writing 84%
·  Social Perceptiveness 80%
·  Active Learning 80%
·  Time Management 79%
·  Negotiation 74%