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Judges adjudicate civil and criminal cases and administer justice in courts of law. Judges preside over federal and provincial courts.
Court of Queen's Bench justice, Supreme Court justice, chief justice, county court judge, district court judge, family court judge, federal trial court justice, provincial court of appeal justice, small claims court judge, superior court justice.
- 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.
Wages for Judges in South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region
Wages depend on job requirements and work conditions. They also vary between regions, for reasons such as location, labour agreements, and the availability of workers. The wages below are estimated before taxes.
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