Judges and Magistrates

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Judges, magistrate judges and magistrates arbitrate, counsel, settle, or administer justice in a court of law. They may sentence defendants in criminal cases in accordance with government statutes or sentencing rules. In many cases decide liability in civil cases and can perform marriage ceremonies.

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Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
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Required Work Experience

More than 5 years