Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates:

Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $111,710.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 6 years, up to and including 8 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 354
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 1.36 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Written Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Conflict Management
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Judge criminal or civil cases
Determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend organizational or legal action
Employ legal arrest, search, or seizure tactics
Make decisions in legal cases
Determine admissibility of evidence
Decide causes of legal action
Evaluate merit of a case based on precedents, policies, laws, or regulations
Make rulings in legal, mediation, or arbitration settings
Employ rules of evidence procedures
Apply court or agency rules or strategies
Administer oaths to court participants
Authorize payments to settle legal disputes

Getting Information

Analyze data to discover facts in case
Review laws for understanding and application
Analyze evidence or facts
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
Analyze legal questions
Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information
Conduct legal hearings to investigate and delineate the actions of individuals or organizations
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Review hearing transcripts
Conduct legal research

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Thought Leadership
Virginia Bar
Quality Assurance and Control
Medical Terminology

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