Judges will conduct trials and hearings and will hear and consider legal arguments, evidence and submissions. They will decide appeals and determine questions of law according to established procedures and will instruct juries on matters of law. They will ensure that no improper evidence is given to the jury and will enforce court processes and rules during a hearing in order to ensure a fair trial. They will conduct tribunals, royal commissions and other official inquiries and will determine constitutional issues and questions. They will pass judgements and sentences, award damages and issue court orders and will write judgements after the case, including detailed descriptions of their reasons. They will read and research previous cases, other judges' decisions and legislation in order to stay up to date with changes and legal precedents.
Avg Salary
Australia  $222,500 AUD
United Kingdom  £108,000 GBP
United States of America  $136,910 USD
New Zealand  $490,000 NZD
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