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Duties/ Responsibilities

Judges, mediators, and hearing officers apply the law to court cases and oversee the legal process in courts. They also resolve administrative disputes and facilitate negotiations between opposing parties.

Average Hours/Working Schedule and Working location(s)/ Salary Wage Potential

$91,880 per year
$44.17 per hour

Location: Court Offices

Education Needed/ What school (list 1) offers that major/ Skills Required (Personality Traits/Transferable Skills)

often required to have a law degree and work experience as a lawyer.
Getting a law degree usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school—4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Law degree programs include courses such as constitutional law, contracts, property law, civil procedure, and legal writing.

School: University of Chicago Law school

Skills: Critical-reasoning skills.

Decision-making skills
Listening skills.
Reading comprehension.
Writing skills

Job Outlook/Growth and Advancement Opportunities or Related Jobs

7% (Slower than average)

Judges and hearing officers usually have law degrees and work experience as lawyers. Some judges are elected. Training requirements for mediators varies.

Similar jobs: Mediators and hearing Officers