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A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges. The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. The judge is supposed to conduct the trial impartially and, typically, in an open court. The judge hears all the witnesses and any other evidence presented by the barristers of the case, assesses the credibility and arguments of the parties, and then issues a ruling on the matter at hand based on his or her interpretation of the law and his or her own personal judgment. In some jurisdictions, the judge's powers may be shared with a jury. In inquisitorial systems of criminal investigation, a judge might also be an examining magistrate.

Contents

1 Functions

1.1 Requirements and appointment 1.2 Judge
Judge
as an occupation

2 Symbols of office 3 Titles and forms of address

3.1 Asia

3.1.1 Hong Kong 3.1.2 India 3.1.3 Israel 3.1.4 Japan 3.1.5 Malaysia 3.1.6 Pakistan 3.1.7 Sri Lanka 3.1.8 Vietnam

3.2 Europe

3.2.1 Bulgaria 3.2.2 Finland 3.2.3 France 3.2.4 Germany 3.2.5 Hungary 3.2.6 Ireland 3.2.7 Italy 3.2.8 Netherlands 3.2.9 Poland 3.2.10 Portugal 3.2.11 Russia 3.2.12 Spain 3.2.13 Sweden 3.2.14 United Kingdom

3.2.14.1 England and Wales 3.2.14.2 Scotland 3.2.14.3 Northern Ireland

3.3 North America

3.3.1 Canada 3.3.2 United States

3.4 Oceania

3.4.1 Australia 3.4.2 New Zealand

3.5 South America

3.5.1 Brazil

3.6 International courts

4 Biblical judges 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Functions[edit] The ultimate task of a judge is to settle a legal dispute in a final and public manner, and thus affirm the rule of law. Before the trial, a pre-trial investigation collecting the facts has been conducted by police officials, such as police officers and coroners, prosecutors or public procurators. The court usually has three main legally trained court officials: the judge, the prosecutor and the defence attorney. The role of a judge varies between legal systems. In an adversarial system (common law), as in effect in the U.S. and England, the judge functions as an impartial referee, mainly ensuring correct procedure, while the prosecution and the defense present their case to a jury, often selected from common citizens. The main factfinder is the jury, and the judge will then finalize sentencing. Nevertheless, in smaller cases judges can issue summary judgments without proceeding to a jury trial. In an inquisitorial system (civil law), as in effect in continental Europe, there is no jury and the main factfinder is the judge, who will do the presiding, judging and sentencing on his own. As such, the judge is expected to apply the law directly, as in the French expression Le juge est la bouche de la loi ("The judge is the mouth of the law"). Furthermore, in some system even investigation may be conducted by the judge, functioning as an examining magistrate. Judges may work alone in smaller cases, but in criminal, family and other significant cases, they work in a panel. In some civil law systems, this panel may include lay judges. Unlike professional judges, lay judges are not legally trained, but unlike jurors, lay judges are usually volunteers and may be politically appointed. Judges are often assisted by law clerks, referendaries and notaries in legal cases and by bailiffs or similar with security. Requirements and appointment[edit] There are both volunteer and professional judges. A volunteer judge, such as an English magistrate, is not required to have legal training and is unpaid. Whereas, a professional judge is required to be legally educated; in the U.S., this generally requires a degree of Juris Doctor. Furthermore, significant professional experience is often required; for example, in the U.S., judges are often appointed from experienced attorneys. Judges are often appointed by the head of state. In some U.S. jurisdictions, however, judges are elected in a political election. Impartiality is often considered important for rule of law. Thus, in many jurisdictions judges may be appointed for life, so that they cannot be removed by the executive. However, in non-democratic systems, the appointment of judges may be highly politicized and they often receive instructions on how to judge, and may be removed if their conduct doesn't please the political leadership. Judge
Judge
as an occupation[edit] Judges must be able to research and process extensive lengths of documents and other case material, understand complex cases and possess a thorough understanding of the law and legal procedure, which requires excellent skills in logical reasoning, analysis and decision-making. Excellent writing skills are also a necessity, given the finality and authority of the documents written. Judges work with people all the time; by the nature of the job, good dispute resolution and interpersonal skills are a necessity.[1] Judges are required to have good moral character, i.e. there must be no history of crime. Professional judges often enjoy a high salary, in the U.S. the median salary of judges is $101,690 per annum,[1] and federal judges earn $205,100-$263,300 per annum.[2] Symbols of office[edit]

17th century Spanish judge in full gowns, by Velázquez.

Main article: Court
Court
dress A variety of traditions have become associated with the rank or occupation. Gavels (a ceremonial hammer) are used by judges in many countries, to the point that the gavel has become a symbol of a judge. In many parts of the world, judges wear long robes (often in black or red) and sit on an elevated platform during trials (known as the bench). American judges frequently wear black robes. American judges have ceremonial gavels, although American judges have court deputies or bailiffs and contempt of court power as their main devices to maintain decorum in the courtroom. However, in some of the Western United States, like California, judges did not always wear robes and instead wore everyday clothing. Today, some members of state supreme courts, such as the Maryland Court
Court
of Appeals wear distinct dress. In Italy and Portugal, both judges and lawyers wear particular black robes. In some countries, especially in the Commonwealth of Nations, judges wear wigs. The long wig often associated with judges is now reserved for ceremonial occasions, although it was part of the standard attire in previous centuries. A short wig resembling but not identical to a barrister's wig (a Bench Wig) would be worn in court. This tradition, however, is being phased out in Britain in non-criminal courts.[3] In Oman, the judge wears a long stripe (red, green white), while the attorneys wear the black gown. In Portugal
Portugal
and in the former Portuguese Empire, the judges used to carry a staff that was red for ordinary judges and white for the judges from the outside. Titles and forms of address[edit]

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Asia[edit] Hong Kong[edit] In Hong Kong, court proceedings are conducted in either English or Cantonese
Cantonese
Chinese. Judges of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
retain many of the English traditions such as wearing wigs and robes in trials. In the lower courts, magistrates are addressed as Your worship, and district court judges as Your Honour. In the superior courts of record, namely the Court
Court
of Final Appeal and the High Court
Court
(which consists of the Court
Court
of Appeal and the Court
Court
of First Instance), judges are addressed as My Lord or My Lady and referred to as Your Lordship or Your Ladyship, following the English tradition. In writing, the post-nominal letters PJ is used to refer to a permanent judge of the Court
Court
of Final Appeal and NPJ to a non-permanent judge. In the High Court, the abbreviation JA is used to denote a justice of appeal, and the letter J refers to a judge of the Court
Court
of First Instance. Masters of the High Court
Court
are addressed as Master. When trials are conducted in Chinese, judges were addressed, in Cantonese, as Fat Goon Dai Yan (法官大人, literally "Judge, Your Lordship") before the transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom to China, and as Fat Goon Gok Ha (法官閣下, "Judge, Your Honour") since 1997. Fat Goon (法官) means "judge". India[edit]

These drawings were taken from life in 1758. From left to right, top row: 1. Interpreter, Rhowangee Sewagee. 2. Judge
Judge
of the Hindoo Law, Antoba Crustnagee Pundit. 3. Hindoo Officer, Lellather Chatta Bhutt. From left to right, bottom row: 4. Officer to the Mooremen, Mahmoud Ackram of the Codjee order or priesthood of the cast of Moormens. 5. Judge
Judge
of the Mohomedan Law, Cajee Husson. 6. Haveldar, or summoning Officer, Mahmound Ismael'.

In India, judges of the Supreme Court
Court
and the High Courts
Courts
were addressed as Your Lordship or My Lord and Your Ladyship or My Lady, a tradition directly attributable to England. The Bar Council of India had adopted a resolution in April 2006 and added a new Rule 49 (1) (j) in the Advocates Act. As per the rule, lawyers can address the court as Your Honour
Your Honour
and refer to it as Honourable Court. If it is a subordinate court, lawyers can use terms such as sir or any equivalent phrase in the regional language concerned. Explaining the rationale behind the move, the Bar Council had held that the words such as My Lord and Your Lordship were "relics of the colonial past". The resolution has since been circulated to all state councils and the Supreme Court
Court
for adoption but over five years now, the resolution largely remained on paper. However, in an unprecedented move in October 2009, one of the judges of Madras HC, Justice
Justice
K Chandru had banned lawyers from addressing his court as My Lord and Your Lordship. Israel[edit] In Israel, Judge
Judge
is named Shofet, the judges of all courts are addressed as Sir, Madam (אדוני/גבירתי) or Your Honor (כבודו/כבודה). Much of the time after every naming you will hear "HaShofet", meaning "the judge" after the respective address. Example: Your Honor the Judge
Judge
(כבוד השופט) Japan[edit] In Japan, judges are addressed simply as Saibancho (裁判長, literally "the Chief Justice") or Saibankan (裁判官, literally "Judge"). Malaysia[edit] In Malaysia, judges of the subordinate courts are addressed as Tuan or Puan ("Sir", "Madam"), or Your Honour. Judges of the superior courts are addressed as Yang Arif (lit. "Learned One") or My Lord, My Lady, etc; and Your Lordship or My Ladyship if the proceedings, as they generally are in the superior courts, are in English. Pakistan[edit] In Pakistan, judges of the Supreme Court
Court
and the high courts are addressed as Your Lordship or My Lord and Your Ladyship or My Lady, a tradition directly attributable to England. There is some resistance to this on religious grounds but more or less continues till this day. In lower courts, judges are addressed as sir, madam or the Urdu equivalent Janab. Sri Lanka[edit] In Sri Lanka, judges of most courts are addressed as Your Honour, however the Chief Justice
Justice
is addressed as Your Lordship. Judges of the Supreme Court
Court
and the Appeal Court
Court
receives the title The Honourable.[citation needed] Vietnam[edit] Judges in Vietnam
Vietnam
are addressed as Quý tòa (literally the "Honorable Court"). Europe[edit] Bulgaria[edit] In Bulgaria
Bulgaria
before 1989 during the communist regime judges were addressed as другарю ("comrade").[4] After 1989, господин or госпожо съдия. Finland[edit] There is no special form of address; ordinary politeness is sufficient and the procedure lacks arcane rituals. Accordingly, the chairman of the panel is addressed as herra/rouva puheenjohtaja ("Mr./Ms. Chairman"). Finnish judges use gavels, but there are no robes or cloaks used in any Finnish courts.[5] In a district court (käräjäoikeus), ordinary judges work with the title käräjätuomari and the chairman is laamanni (lawspeaker). They are assisted by notaries (notaari), asessors (asessori) and referendaries (viskaali) who may sometimes even chair sessions. In appeals courts (hovioikeus) an ordinary judge has the title hovioikeudenneuvos, the chairman of a section is hovioikeudenlaamanni and the court is led by a presidentti. In the Supreme Court, judges are titled oikeusneuvos and the court is led by a presidentti. France[edit] In France, the presiding judge of a court is addressed as Monsieur le président or Madame le président, whilst associated judges are addressed as Monsieur l'Assesseur or Madame l'Assesseur. Out of the court room judges are referred to as Monsieur le juge or Madame le juge. Germany[edit] In Germany, judges are addressed as Herr Vorsitzender or Frau Vorsitzende, which translate as "Mister Chairman" and "Madam Chairwoman", or as "Hohes Gericht". Hungary[edit] The male presiding judge of a court is addressed as tisztelt bíró úr, which means "Honourable Mister Judge" and a female presiding judge is addressed as tisztelt bírónő, which means "Honourable Madam Judge". The court as a body can be addressed as tisztelt bíróság, which means "Honourable Court". Ireland[edit] Judges of the Supreme Court, Court
Court
of Appeal, or High Court
Court
are officially titled The Honourable Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss Justice
Justice
Surname, and informally referred to for short as Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss Justice
Justice
Surname. In court, they are addressed either by their respective titles or styles, as The Court, or simply Judge. In law reports, the Chief Justice
Justice
of Ireland has the postnominal CJ, the Presidents of the other Courts have the postnominal P, and all other judges J, e.g. Smith J. Judges of the Circuit Court
Court
are titled His/Her Honour Judge
Judge
Surname and are addressed in Court
Court
as Judge. Before 2006, they were addressed as My Lord. Judges of the District Court
Court
are titled Judge
Judge
Surname and addressed in Court
Court
as Judge. Before 1991 these judges were known as District Justices and addressed as Your Worship. The President of each Court
Court
is, Italy[edit] In Italy, the presiding judge of a court is addressed as Signor presidente della corte. Netherlands[edit] In the Netherlands, presiding judges of either sex are, in writing only, addressed edelachtbare ("Your Honour") for judges in the Court of First Instance, edelgrootachtbare ("Your Great Honour") for justices in the Court
Court
of Appeal and edelhoogachtbare ("Your High Honour") for justices in the High Council of the Netherlands
Netherlands
(Supreme Court). Poland[edit] In Poland, presiding judges of either sex during trial are addressed Wysoki Sądzie ("High Court"). Portugal[edit] In Portugal, presiding judges during trial are addressed as Meretíssimo Juiz when a man or Meretíssima Juíza when a woman (meaning "Most Worthy Judge") or as Vossa Excelência ("Your Excellency") when not specifying gender. Russia[edit] In Russia as Your Honor ("Ваша Честь" trans. "Vasha Chest") for criminal cases only with the one judge presiding.[6] For civil, commercial and criminal cases presided over by a panel of judges the right address is Honorable Court.[6][7][8] Spain[edit] In Spain, magistrates of the Supreme Court, magistrates and judges are addressed to as "Your Lordship" (Su Señoría); however, in formal occasions, magistrates of the Supreme Court
Court
are addressed to as "Your Right Honorable Lordship" (Vuestra Señoría Excelentísima or Excelentísimo Señor/Excelentísima Señora); in those solemn occasions, magistrates of lower Courts
Courts
are addressed as "Your Honorable Lordship" (Vuestra Señoría Ilustrísima or Ilustrísimo Señor/Ilustrísima Señora); simple judges are always called "Your Lordship". Sweden[edit] In Sweden, the presiding judge of a court is normally addressed as Herr Ordförande or Fru Ordförande, which translate as "Mister Chairman" and "Madam Chairwoman". United Kingdom[edit] England and Wales[edit]

The Judge, a figurine by Royal Doulton.

In the Courts
Courts
of England and Wales, Supreme Court, judges are called Justices of the Supreme Court. Justices of the Supreme Court
Court
who do not hold life peerages are now given the courtesy style "Lord" or "Lady."[9] Justices of the Supreme Court
Court
are addressed as "My Lord/Lady" in court. In the law reports, the Justices of the Supreme Court
Court
are usually referred to as "Lord/Lady N", although the Weekly Law
Law
Reports appends the post-nominal letters "JSC" (e.g. "Lady Smith JSC"). The President and Deputy President of the Court
Court
are afforded the post-nominal letters PSC and DPSC respectively. Only experienced barristers or solicitors are usually appointed as judges. Judges of the High Court
Court
and Court
Court
of Appeal are addressed (when sitting in those courts) as "My Lord" or "My Lady" and referred to as "Your Lordship" or "Your Ladyship". Judges of the Court
Court
of Appeal, also called Lords Justice
Justice
of Appeal, are referred to as "Lord Justice
Justice
N" or "Lady Justice
Justice
N." In legal writing, Lords Justices of Appeal are afforded the post nominal letters "LJ:" for example, Smith LJ. When a Justice
Justice
of the High Court
Court
who is not present is being referred to they are described as "Mr./Mrs./Ms. Justice
Justice
N." In legal writing, the post-nominal letter "J" is used to denote a Justice
Justice
(male or female) of the High Court: for example, Smith J. Masters of the High Court
Court
are addressed as "Master". Circuit Judges and Recorders are addressed as "Your Honour". Circuit judges are referred to as "His/Her Honour Judge
Judge
N." In writing, this title is occasionally abbreviated as "HHJ" or "HH Judge
Judge
N", but not in legal writing. district judges and tribunal judges are addressed as "Sir/Madam". Lay magistrates are sometimes still addressed as "Your Worship" in much of England, although in northern England "Your Honour" is more usually used by advocates before the court. Lay magistrates are also addressed as "Sir/Madam." Scotland[edit] In the Courts of Scotland
Courts of Scotland
judges in the Court
Court
of Session, High Court of Justiciary and Sheriff Courts
Courts
are all addressed as "My Lord" or "My Lady" and referred to as "Your Lordship" or "Your Ladyship". Justices of the Peace in Justice
Justice
of the Peace Courts
Courts
are addressed and referred to as "Your Honour". Northern Ireland[edit] The judicial system of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is very similar to that of England and Wales, and superior court judges are addressed the same way as those in England and Wales. However, there are a few differences at the lower levels. In Northern Ireland, the equivalent to a Circuit Judge
Judge
is a County Court
Court
Judge, and they are addressed and titled the same way as a Circuit Judge
Judge
is in England and Wales. The senior County Court
Court
Judges assigned to the County Court
Court
Divisions of Belfast
Belfast
and Derry
Derry
have the titles of Recorder of Belfast
Belfast
and Recorder of Londonderry (or Derry) respectively, but are addressed the same as other County Court
Court
Judges. A district judge sitting in the County Court
Court
is addressed as "Your Honour". A District Judge
Judge
(Magistrates' Court) is addressed as "Your Worship". A Lay Magistrate, in cases where they are present, is also addressed as "Your Worship", and may use the post nominals "LM", e.g. "John Smith LM".[10] North America[edit] Canada[edit] In general, Canadian judges may be addressed directly, depending on the province, as "My Lord", "My Lady", "Your Honour" or "Justice" and are formally referred to in the third person as "The Honourable Mr. (or Madam) Justice
Justice
'Forename Surname'". Less formally, judges of a Superior Court
Court
are referred to as " Justice
Justice
'Surname'", not as "Judge 'Surname.'" When referred to in a decision of a court, judges' titles are often abbreviated to the suffix "J.", so that Justice
Justice
Smith will be referred to as Smith J. Judges in some superior courts are addressed as "My Lord" or "My Lady".[11] In Ontario, judges are never referred to as "My Lord" or "My Lady," but only as "Your Honour" at the Ontario
Ontario
Superior Court
Court
of Justice.[12] Formerly, translations of these titles such as Votre Honneur ("your honour") or Votre Seigneurie ("your lordship") were used in French; today, only Monsieur le juge and Madame la juge are officially used. Both the titles "judge" and "justice" are translated juge. Generally, it is only appropriate to use the term "judge" when speaking of an anonymous or general position, such as "the trial judge," or when referring to a member of an inferior or provincial court such as the Ontario
Ontario
Court
Court
of Justice. The exception is Citizenship Judges who are referred to only as " Judge
Judge
'Surname.'" in accordance with their appointment as independent decision makers of the Citizenship Commission. Like other members of the Commonwealth, a justice of the peace is addressed as "Your Worship," and a Master of a Superior Court
Court
is both addressed and referred to as "Master." United States[edit]

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A judge presides over court in a California courtroom.

In many states throughout the United States, a judge is addressed as "Your Honor" or "Judge" when presiding over the court. "Judge" may be more commonly used by attorneys and staff, while either may be commonly used by the plaintiff or defendant. Notably, the Superior Court
Court
of Los Angeles County, the largest unified trial court in the United States, has a rule that the judge shall be addressed only as "Your Honor," and never as "Judge," " Judge
Judge
(name)," "ma'am," or "sir."[13] This is somewhat unusual as "Judge" and " Judge
Judge
(name)" or similar forms of address are considered appropriate and respectful in many other courts. The judges of the Supreme Court
Court
of the United States, and the judges of the supreme courts of several US states
US states
and other countries are called "justices". Justices of the Supreme Court
Court
of the United States and Justices of other courts are addressed as " Justice
Justice
(name)." The Chief Justice
Justice
of the United States
United States
is formally addressed as "Mr. Chief Justice" but also may be identified and addressed as "Chief Justice (name)". The justices of the supreme courts usually hold higher offices than any other judges in a jurisdiction, including a justice of the peace, a judge who holds police court in some jurisdictions and who may also try small claims and misdemeanors. However, the state of New York inverts this usual order. The initial trial court in this state is called the Supreme Court
Court
of New York, and its judges are called "justices". The next highest appellate court is the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, whose judges are also called "justices". However, the highest court in New York is called the New York Court
Court
of Appeals, whose members are called "judges". New York judges who deal with guardianships, trusts and estates are uniquely known as "surrogates." A senior judge, in US practice, is a retired judge who handles selected cases for a governmental entity while in retirement, on a part-time basis. Subordinate or inferior jurisdiction judges in US legal practice are sometimes called magistrates, although in the federal court of the United States, they are called magistrate judges. Subordinate judges in US legal practice who are appointed on a case-by-case basis, particularly in cases where a great deal of detailed and tedious evidence must be reviewed, are often called "masters" or "special masters" and have authority in a particular case often determined on a case by case basis. Judges of courts of specialized jurisdiction (such as bankruptcy courts or juvenile courts) were sometimes known officially as "referees," but the use of this title is in decline. Judges sitting in courts of equity in common law systems (such as judges in the equity courts of Delaware) are called "chancellors." Individuals with judicial responsibilities who report to an executive branch official, rather than being a part of the judiciary, are often called "administrative law judges" in US practice. They were previously known as hearing examiners. They commonly make initial determinations regarding matters such as workers' compensation, eligibility for government benefits, regulatory matters, and immigration determinations. Judges who derive their authority from a contractual agreement of the parties to a dispute, rather than a governmental body, are called arbitrators. They typically do not receive the honorific forms of address nor do they bear the symbolic trappings of a publicly appointed judge. However, it is now common for many retired judges to serve as arbitrators, and they will often write their names as if they were still judges, with the parenthetical "(Ret.)" for "Retired." Unlike many civil law countries; which have some courts on which panels of judges with nearly equal status composed of both legally trained professional judges and lay judges who lack legal training and are not career judges, the United States
United States
legal system (like most Anglo-American legal systems) makes a clear distinction between professional judges and laypeople involved in deciding a case who are jurors who are part of a jury. Most but not all US judges have professional credentials as lawyers. Non-lawyer judges in the United States are often elected, and are typically either justices of the peace or part-time judges in rural limited jurisdiction courts. A non-lawyer judge typically has the same rights and responsibilities as a lawyer who is a judge holding the same office and is addressed in the same manner. Oceania[edit] Australia[edit] In Australia
Australia
judges and, since 2007, magistrates, of all jurisdictions including the High Court
Court
of Australia
Australia
are now addressed as "Your Honour". In legal contexts, they are referred to as "His/Her Honour" and "the Honourable Justice
Justice
Surname" (for judges of superior courts) or "his/her Honour Judge
Judge
Surname" (for inferior courts). Outside legal contexts, the formal terms of address are "Judge" (for puisne justices) or "Chief Justice" (for chief justices). The title for most puisne judges is "Justice", which is abbreviated in law reports to a postnominal "J", in the form "Surname J". Chief Justices of the High Court
Court
and of state Supreme Courts
Courts
are titled "Chief Justice", which is abbreviated in law reports to a postnomial "CJ". Judges in State Supreme Courts
Courts
with a separate Court
Court
of Appeal division (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia) are referred to as Justices/Judges of the Appeal (abbreviated "Surname JA"), while the President of the Court
Court
of Appeal is referred to as "President" (abbreviated "Surname P").[14] New Zealand[edit] In New Zealand, judges of the District Court
Court
of New Zealand
New Zealand
generally referred to as "His/Her Honour" or "Sir/Madame." Judges from the High Court, Appeals Court, and Supreme Court
Court
are referred to as "Justice [Surname]." In social settings, it is appropriate to use "Judge" in all cases.[15] South America[edit] Brazil[edit] In Brazil, judges are simply called "Juiz" or "Juíza" (male and female forms of "judge") and traditionally addressed to as "Vossa Excelência" (lit. "Your Excellency", translated as "Your Honor") or "Meritíssimo" (lit. "Honorable", but it is used as a pronoun also translated as "Your Honor"). Judges that are part of a panel in a State Court, or Federal Court
Court
are called "desembargadores". Judges sitting in the higher courts (Supremo Tribunal
Tribunal
Federal, Superior Tribunal
Tribunal
de Justiça, Tribunal
Tribunal
Superior do Trabalho, Superior Tribunal Militar and Tribunal
Tribunal
Superior Eleitoral) are called "ministro" or "ministra" (male and female forms of "minister") and also referred to as "Vossa Excelência". International courts[edit]

Judges at the International Court
Court
of Justice

At the International Court
Court
of Justice, judges may be addressed by the titles they received in their countries of origin.[citation needed] Judges of the International Criminal Court
Court
are referred to as "judge."[citation needed] Biblical judges[edit] The Biblical Book of Judges
Book of Judges
revolves around a succession of leaders who were known as "judges" ( Hebrew
Hebrew
shoftim שופטים) but who – aside from their judicial function – were also tribal war leaders. The same word is, however, used in contemporary Israel
Israel
to denote judges whose function and authority is similar to that in other modern countries. The same word is also used in modern Hebrew
Hebrew
for referees in matches of Soccer, Basketball
Basketball
etc. To distinguish them from judicial judges, the name of the game is added after the word "shofet" (e.g. "shofet kaduregel" שופט כדורגל, literally "soccer judge"). See also[edit]

Adjudicator Barrister Biy Court
Court
dress Election judge Judicial deference Judiciary Lawyer Lay judge List of jurists Magistrate Prosecutor Public defender Solicitor

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