Judicial Worker in United States

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Legal / Law
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Judicial Worker Job Description

*Judicial workers, such as judges and magistrates, preside over legal hearings and trials in a court of law, protecting legal rights of those involved in such proceedings.

*Presiding over cases from every facet of society, they must remain neutral.

*Cases that they preside over concern everything from minor traffic law to determining what rights corporations have.

*Judges mediate attorneys as well as their clients.

*They determine what evidence is admissible for hearings and trials, rule on objections, and weigh evidence as it is presented.

*If circumstances are deemed unusual, they will interpret the law as best fits the evidence presented, according to the particular jurisdiction.

*While most visible at a hearing or trial, judges also work outside of the courtroom, reading documents on motions and pleadings, overseeing other judicial staff, and researching law.

*Their duties and power are determined by their jurisdiction.

Duties and Responsibilities

*In Federal and State jurisdictions, general trial court judges have jurisdiction over any matter in their circuit.

*They will often hear cases that have been appealed from lower court circuits.

*Appellate court judges have the power to overrule the decisions made by administrative law judges or trial court judges if they feel that there was a legal error made during a case or the judgment of a lower court does not support legal precedent.

*Appellate court judges rarely interact with litigants, usually basing decisions on lawyers’ oral and written arguments and the records from the lower court.

*Many titles are given to State court judges, such as justice of the peace, magistrate, county court judge, and municipal court judge.

*State court judges often hear cases involving traffic violations, small-claims, pre-trial hearings, and misdemeanors.

*Occasionally they handle cases that involve domestic disputes and relations, contracts, and probate.

*Administrative judges, also known as adjudicators or hearing officers, are often employed by government agencies to make rulings for administrative agencies, such as Social Security and the Occupational & Safety Health Administration.

Training and Education Requirements

*Being a lawyer is a requirement for Federal and State judges.

*Most judges have experience as lawyers.

*Minimum requirements for most judges and magistrates are a Bachelor’s degree and law experience.

*Some judges are elected into office.
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