(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:

Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Bachelor
Business Economics and Law Bachelor
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Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Degree and Arts (University of Sussex, UK and Laurier) Bachelor
Law Degree and Science (University of Sussex, UK and Laurier) Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022