Tasks

  • presiding over trials and hearings
  • interpreting and enforcing rules of procedure and making rulings regarding the admissibility of evidence
  • determining the rights and obligations of the parties involved, and, in cases tried by jury
  • instructing the jury on points of law that are applicable to the case
  • weighing and considering evidence in non-jury trials and deciding legal guilt or innocence or degree of liability of the accused or defendant
  • passing sentence on persons convicted in criminal cases, determining damages or other appropriate remedy in civil cases and issuing court orders
  • researching legal issues and writing opinions on the issues

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    Educational level

    • Unskilled
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