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Double click anywhere & add an idea Job Description:
- Examines evidence to determine the valadity and applicability to given cases
- Maintains order in court precedings
- Hands down sentences according to government decretum
- Judges are expected to work atleast 40 hour work weeks and often exceed these hours do to the heavy work load required Requirements: - Many states and Provinces require a person applying for a judges position to have experience as an attorney, sometimes of up to 10 years minimum
- Absolute requirements are:
i. A law degree in some manner
ii. A political background or notablle
standing in community if applying
- All judges must be elected or appointed in accordance with statutes in their jurisdiction
- Supreme court judges are nominated and must face a three hour period of questioning from an all-party examination of the house of commons
Job Availability/Demand: - Positions in the field are expected
to reach a 3-6% increase, a less than
average projected growth
- Depending on the level of employment sought
(i.e. Municiple, Provincial, federal, or supreme) positions will vary
in availability
- Positions only become available upon necessity and are usually available only when previous adjudicators die or retire from the bench; few new posistions are instituted due to the prestige of the career
Adjudicator Salary: - Municipal Court Judges are
typically afforded lesser pay due to
the lack of authority and jurisdiction they
preside over earning as little as $40, 000 in
annual pay, though there is no direct guidline
as to the possiblitly of highest salary in such a
- Provincial and Federal court judges are afforded
much greater pay however and have one of the highest paying
positions in the judiciary system:
i. Provincial and Federal judges earn a minimum of $240, 000 as of 2004
and have been known to recieve increases of pay due to
seniority of up to $300,000
ii. A chief Justice in the supreme court of Canada earns a minimum
salary of $278, 400, no specifiction on whether there is a greater raise
in pay
Judges are expected to be
people of character and are
nominated and elected based
on this, strong personal skills in
anaylitcal assement and mediation
as well as an impartial attitude and the
ability to leave personal bias aside
and most of all: a prestine knowledge of the law Judges also are capable of
peforming marriage ceremonies
and issuing marriage licenses, as well
as handing out warrants and settling
civil disputes according to their
discretion Several things to consider before throwing your life away at this profession... - Becoming a judge is a profession
that becomes few people and
can often take decades to fulfill
- employment is conditional on character and experience with the law and is ultimately up to the highest officials of government on whether or not employment will be given
- most judges are attorneys prior and it is likely that a person will not become a judge if they do not have experience as one regardless of it not being a requirement
- in Canada it is recomended that a person applying for the position know French as a second language
- As a the highest authority in the judiciary system an intense amount of responsibility and accountability weighs on the position Basic Requirements to becoming a lawyer: i. A four year bacherlorette program
ii. At least a three year term in law school
iii. Passing the bar examination
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