Judges, Magistrate Judges, & 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.
Also called: District Court Judge, Judge, Magistrate, Superior Court Judge

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Information retrieval or search software
  • LexisNexis
  • Thomson Reuters WestLaw
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    doctoral degree
    high school diploma/GED
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