Definitions for "DISTRICT JUDGE"
There are various levels of judge. Small claims are dealt with by either a District Judge or Deputy (part-time) District Judge.
Judicial officer appointed by the Lord Chancellor; responsible for dealing with most applications to a divorce court (formerly called a registrar)
Known as stipendiary magistrates before 2000, district judges are full-time members of the judiciary and deal with a broad range of cases appearing before magistrates' courts - especially the lengthier and more complex criminal cases and care cases relating to children. They may sit with lay magistrates or alone.