Magistrate Australia

Magistrate Australia ANZSCO 271212:

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Magistrate Australia ANZSCO 271212:

Description

Hears criminal matters to determine whether defendants will be committed for trial and adjudicates minor criminal offences without a jury.

Skill Level

1

Alternative Titles

  • Chamber Magistrate

Specialisations

  • Children’s Court Magistrate
  • Industrial Court Magistrate
  • Licensing Court Magistrate

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.

Tasks

  • 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

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.

Occupations in this Group

  • 271211 Judge
  • 271212 Magistrate
  • 271213 Tribunal Member
  • 271214 Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • 271299 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec