Judges, referees, and commissioners who make decisions as a judge.
a person authorized to act as a judge in a court of justice
Person who serves in an appointive capacity at the pleasure of an appointing judge, and whose decisions are subject to review by that judge; referred to in some jurisdictions as associate judges; magistrates; referees; special masters; hearing officers; commissioners.
A judge, referee, or commissioner who makes court decisions as a judge.
An officer of a court; someone charged with upholding the law, administering the judicial system.
A magistrate in the Local Court and a judge in the Supreme or District Court. The role of the judicial officer is to preside over the trial and to rule on questions of law. If there is no jury, the judge or magistrate also decides questions of fact. In a jury trial, the judge explains the law to the jury and at the end of the trial summarises the facts of the case and the relevant law for the jury. If the jury returns a verdict of guilty, the judge then determines an appropriate sentence.
A person vested with judicial authority. Judicial officers include judges, senior judges, and temporary judges, as well as subordinates such as court scommissioners, referees, magistrates and masters.