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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. They are employed by federal and provincial courts.
Supreme Court registrar, administrator of the court, clerk of the court, co-ordinator of court services, commissioner of affidavits, commissioner of marriages, court administrator, court clerk supervisor, court officer, court registrar, deputy registrar, judicial administrator, judicial court administrator, judicial officer, justice of the peace, manager, court services, registrar of bankruptcy, trial co-ordinator.
- 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
- May be 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Court Officers and Justices of the Peace in Montréal Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Montréal Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2012-11-16|
For the 2012 - 2014 period, job opportunities in the Montreal region are expected to be good for this occupation.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- MUV Condos, a housing project in Montreal's Rosemont ¿ La Petite-Patrie district, has been granted its building permit. The plan is to create 350 units in two phases, the first of which is to be completed by the summer of 2015. (available in French only)
- CAE, a Montreal company that makes flight simulators, has announced a $700M research and development program to take place over the next five years with the federal government's participation. (available in French only)
- Hardware retailer Réno-Dépôt has announced that it will be carrying out over $20M worth of renovations at its 16 stores in Quebec. This project will result in the creation of over 300 jobs, with roughly a hundred on the island of Montreal. (available in French only)
- The federal government will be investing over $600M on upgrading of the Champlain and Jacques-Cartier bridges in Montreal. (available in French only)
- The French company Groupe Altiplano will be opening an acrobatic park at the Olympic Park Esplanade in Montreal. The first of its kind in North America, this project will create approximately ten jobs once it opens in May 2014. (available in French only)
- The Montreal Heart Institute announced a $49.2M investment in the search for innovative treatments against cardiovascular diseases. The Arteria research program will create 150 skilled jobs. (available in French only)
- The Casino de Montréal announced 123 job cuts over the next few weeks. The cuts will affect machine attendants and cashiers, restaurant teams and security services. (available in French only)
- Espace pour la vie is announcing three major projects that will involve an architecture competition to renovate the Insectarium, Botanical Gardens and Biodome of Montréal. This $45M project is part of Montréal's 375th Anniversary. (available in French only)
- A new ALT Hotel Montréal will open in March 2014 in the Griffintown neighbourhood. This investment, worth an estimated $27M, will create about 60 jobs (available in French only)
- The Musée d¿art contemporain de Montréal is announcing an expansion project at an estimated value of $44M. If everything goes according to schedule, the project will be completed for 2017. (available in French only)
- Video game studio GameLoft has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Montréal following a $38.5M investment to expand its facilities (available in French only)
- Allstream, a Canadian telecommunications company, is opening a technical support centre in Montréal, thereby creating 50 jobs. The company is looking to increase its presence in Quebec and centralize services for its business clients. (available in French only)
- Heenan Blaikie, in Montréal, has announced it will be ceasing operations. The law firm, which has approximately 1,000 employees on its payroll (including nearly half in the city). will be gradually dissolved over the next several months. (available in French only)
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