(NOC 4111)

Career Description

Judges preside over courts of law, interpret/enforce rules of procedure, adjudicate civil/criminal cases, and administer justice. They may specialize in particular areas of law such as civil, criminal, and family law.

Duties May Include

Judges perform some or all of the following duties:

Preside over courts of law, interpret and enforce rules of procedure and make rulings regarding the admissibility of evidence;

Instruct the jury on laws that are applicable to the case;

Weigh and consider evidence in non-jury trials and decide legal guilt or innocence or degree of liability of the accused or defendant;

Pass sentence on persons convicted in criminal cases and determine damages or other appropriate remedy in civil cases;

Grant divorces and divide assets between spouses;

Determine custody of children between contesting parents and other guardians;

Enforce court orders for access or support;

Supervise other judges and court officers.

Judges may specialize in particular areas of law such as civil, criminal or family law.

Examples of Titles

Chief Justice
District Court Judge
Family Court Judge
Federal Trial Court Justice
Provincial Court of Appeal Justice
Small Claims Court Judge
Supreme Court Justice

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
JD/MBA Master
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Human Rights and Law Bachelor; Honours
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Law and Society Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Bachelor
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University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Bachelor
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Modified on July 10, 2012