Judges, Magistrate Judges, & Magistrates
District Court Judge, Judge, Magistrate, Superior Court Judge
see titles from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy.
Legal; SC - Judge Advocate General Corps
Appellate Military Judge; Military Judge, General Courts-Martial; Military Judge, Special Courts-Martial; SC - Judge Advocate General Corps
What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
- Read documents on pleadings and motions to ascertain facts and issues.
- Rule on admissibility of evidence and methods of conducting testimony.
- Instruct juries on applicable laws, direct juries to deduce the facts from the evidence presented, and hear their verdicts.
Safety and Government
- law and government
- public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
- sociology and anthropology
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- listen and understand what people say
- read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
- use rules to solve problems
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Information retrieval or search software
- LexisNexis software
- Thomson Reuters WestLaw
Electronic mail software