Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 27 - Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals | Minor Group: 271 - Legal Professionals | Unit Group: 2712 - Judicial and Other Legal Professionals
Description: Hears criminal matters to determine whether defendants will be committed for trial and adjudicates minor criminal offences without a jury.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
Children's Court Magistrate
Industrial Court Magistrate
Licensing Court Magistrate
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 2712: JUDICIAL AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
Description: Hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. Judges require appointment by the government or crown and must have been a Magistrate or an experienced legal practitioner of at least seven years standing. Magistrates must have been a legal practitioner of at least five years standing (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.
researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
conducting trials and hearings
calling and questioning witnesses
hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters
Other occupations in this Unit Group
271211 - Judge
271213 - Tribunal Member
271214 - Intellectual Property Lawyer
271299 - Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec