Court Officers and Justices of the Peace

(NOC 1227)

What do Court Officers and Justices of the Peace do?

Court officers co-ordinate the administrative and procedural functions of federal, provincial and territorial courts, such as scheduling trials and overseeing the maintenance of court records. Justices of the peace administer oaths, issue subpoenas, summonses and warrants and perform other court-related duties such as conducting bail hearings.

How to become: Court Officers and Justices of the Peace

Court officers usually require a university degree in law or business or public administration or a college diploma in public administration or legal studies.

Completion of a justice registrar, justice of the peace or other court training program is required for court officers and justices of the peace.

Several years of experience as a court clerk or in another court service occupation are usually required.

Justices of the peace in the provinces are appointed by the lieutenant governor in council and, in the territories, by federally appointed territorial commissioners.

Where to study for a career as: Court Officers and Justices of the Peace

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Law & Arts / Law & Business: Trent/Swansea Dual Degree (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
Business and Arts (B.A.) Bachelor
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Commerce Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Commerce - Bridge Bachelor; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Administration Bachelor; Co-op
Business Administration Bachelor; Honours
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University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management - Pathway for Business Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on April 06, 2022

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