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.
Duties May Include
Court Officers co-ordinate administrative services and establish work priorities for court staff, schedule court trials and arrange pre-trial conferences and hearings, call courts of law to order, read charges and take pleas from defendants, record court commencement, trial proceedings and judgements, collect and record sheriff fees, transcription fees and other court administrative and services fees, oversee the maintenance of judicial court records, assist in preparing annual budgets.
Justices of the Peace issue subpoenas, summonses and warrants, including search warrants, receive affidavits, declarations and affirmations, administer oaths, conduct bail hearings, release defendants on judges' orders and explain rights and obligations, hear evidence at trials on summary conviction offences and may preside over trials of criminal offences at the discretion of the chief judge of the jurisdiction or as provided for in federal, provincial or territorial statutes, perform civil marriages.
Examples of Titles
Justice of the Peace
Where They Work
Federal and provincial courts
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