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271211 - Judge

Description

Presides over civil and criminal proceedings in a court of law.

Skill Level

1

Specialisations

    • District Court Judge
    • Family Court Justice
    • High Court Justice
    • Supreme Court Judge
    • Youth Court Judge (NZ)

Skills Assessment Authority

Agency that approves the appointment

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 2712 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

Description

hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.

Tasks

    • researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
    • conducting trials and hearings
    • calling and questioning witnesses
    • hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
    • deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
    • exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
    • preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
    • advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
    • preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
    • advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. Judges require appointment by the government or crown and must have been a Magistrate or an experienced legal practitioner of at least seven years standing. Magistrates must have been a legal practitioner of at least five years standing (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 271211 Judge
    • 271212 Magistrate
    • 271213 Tribunal Member
    • 271214 Intellectual Property Lawyer
    • 271299 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec

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