Judge – ANZSCO 271211

Judges preside over civil and criminal proceedings in a court of law.
Skill Level
  • District Court Judge
  • Family Court Justice
  • High Court Justice
  • Supreme Court Judge
  • Youth Court Judge (NZ)

Group: 2712 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals

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

Job Outlook

  • $1,978 AUD

    Weekly Earnings

  • 91%

    Work full time hours

  • Strong

    Growth expected in the next 5 years

  • 32% female

    Gender share

  • 52 hours

    Average full-time

  • Very high Skill

    Skill level rating

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