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Working As A Justice

  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $126,930

    Average Salary

What Does A Justice Do At Tetra Tech

* Coordinate and implement justice sector programs on behalf of and in cooperation with the GOL, under the direction of the INL Monrovia program office
* Establish and maintain effective and respectful professional relationships with GOL officials at the functional level and others deemed suitable as directed by INL/Liberia
* Coordinate to ensure that project activities are complementary and not duplicative through maintaining a close working relationship with UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), UN Country Team organizations, USG advisors and other donors
* Advise and mentor prosecutors in trial advocacy, procedural and prosecution strategies, and plea bargaining
* Advise and mentor prosecutors in legal writing and research, and SGBV Crimes unit personnel
* Prepare background materials, talking points, updates, and reports for INL use regarding CJPS activities and INL involvement with Liberia’s justice sector
* Provide interpretation of GOL law, regulations policies, procedures and directives
* Design and collaborate with the GOL to provide individual training modules on issues identified through mentoring and advising activities
* Train GOL trainers in areas of particular focus, as determined with INL/Liberia
* Regularly gather data on criminal justice sector performance metrics and report to INL to include work in Monrovia and its 15 counties
* Participate in and/or lead assessments of the Liberian justice system and U
* S. program efforts and impact to INL
* Participate in outreach activities upon INL request to increase awareness of INL programs and policies to solicit greater cooperation and participation in programming

What Does A Justice Do At ACLU of Missouri

* Monitor, research, and analyze opportunities for decarceration in states and localities across the country.
* Draft and analyze legislation.
* Draft policy analyses designed to effect change by state policymakers.
* Conduct research on proposed state legislation and policy initiatives.
* Develop and produce advocacy and public education tools, including reports and briefers, for use by the Campaign.
* Work with ACLU affiliates in setting policy goals and developing strategies to achieve decarceration outcomes.
* Provide policy support to priority ACLU affiliate offices engaged in decarceration advocacy campaigns.
* Identify analytical and research needs to support the Campaign’s policy goals.
* Facilitate intra-organizational working groups oriented around key Campaign policy priorities.
* Represent the ACLU in national coalitions and develop relationships with allies and other organizations to further advocacy goals.
* Help supervise, mentor, and guide the work of the Campaign’s Policy Counsel.
* Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, record of arrest or conviction.
* Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts

What Does A Justice Do At Ohio State University

Supports the Social Justice Engagement (SJE) academic initiatives part of the Student Life Multicultural Center; coordinates and creates workshops, dialogues and services for students, faculty, staff and members of the community; creates an environment that promotes inclusion, discussions and actions around social justice; celebrates diversity and raises cultural awareness and intercultural dialogue; manages collaborative cultural and cross-cultural programs that emphasize and promote understanding and awareness, the development of pride, coalition building, prejudice reduction and the intersection of commonality, privilege and oppression; manages and maintains cooperative relationships with academic departments, student leaders/organizations, campus departments, community partners and members, emerging communities, external agencies and organizations; takes part in Multicultural Center committees; university committees; and external committees as appropriate; recommends new programs based upon research and stays current on literature related to social justice for methods and trends; supervises graduate student; coordinates programming budget and controls expenditures; directs, schedules, participates and/or facilitates workshops, meetings and conferences; coordinates programs and co-curricular initiatives that involve cross-cultural awareness and dialogue related awareness

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How To Become A Justice

Judges and hearing officers typically must have a law degree and work experience as a lawyer.


Although there may be a few positions available for those with a bachelor’s degree, a law degree typically is required for most jobs as a local, state, or federal judge or hearing officer.

In addition to earning a law degree, federal administrative law judges must pass a competitive exam from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Earning 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. For more information on how to become a lawyer, see the profile on lawyers.

Most judges and magistrates must be appointed or elected into their positions, a procedure that often takes political support. Many local and state judges are appointed to serve fixed renewable terms, ranging from 4 to 14 years. A few judges, such as appellate court judges, are appointed for life. Judicial nominating commissions screen candidates for judgeships in many states and for some federal judgeships. Some local and state judges are elected to a specific term in an election process.

For specific state information, including information on the number of judgeships by state, term lengths, and requirements for qualification, visit the National Center for State Courts.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most judges and hearing officers learn their skills through years of experience as practicing lawyers. Some states allow those who are not lawyers to hold limited-jurisdiction judgeships, but opportunities are better for those with law experience.


All states have some type of orientation for newly elected or appointed judges. The Federal Judicial Center, American Bar Association, National Judicial College, and National Center for State Courts provide judicial education and training for judges and other judicial branch personnel.

More than half of all states, as well as Puerto Rico, require judges to take continuing education courses while serving on the bench. General and continuing education courses usually last from a few days to 3 weeks.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most judges and hearing officers are required to have a law license. In addition, they typically must maintain their law license and good standing with their state bar association while working as a judge or hearing officer.


Advancement for some judicial workers means moving to courts with a broader jurisdiction. Advancement for various hearing officers includes taking on more complex cases, practicing law, and becoming district court judges.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Judges and hearing officers must apply rules of law. They cannot let their own personal assumptions interfere with the proceedings. For example, they must base their decisions on specific meanings of the law when evaluating and deciding whether a person is a threat to others and must be sent to jail.

Decisionmaking skills. Judges and hearing officers must be able to weigh the facts, to apply the law and rules, and to make a decision relatively quickly.

Listening skills. Judges and hearing officers evaluate information, so they must pay close attention to what is being said.

Reading skills. Judges and hearing officers must be able to distinguish important facts from large amounts of sometimes complex information and then evaluate the facts objectively.

Writing skills. Judges and hearing officers write recommendations and decisions on appeals and disputes. They must be able to write their decisions clearly so that all sides understand the decision.

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Justice Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Hindi

  • Cantonese

  • Urdu

  • Greek

  • Hebrew

  • Swahili

  • Vietnamese

  • Danish

  • Thai

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Top Justice Skills

  1. Procedures
  2. Facility
  3. Public Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Served as an information clerk to employees and the public concerning the regulations, procedures and the preparation of citizenship applications.
  • Conducted face to face contacts with clients at home & at the residential facility.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and techniques to ensure public safety, security, and control of juvenile offenders.
  • Supervised and coordinated activities of departmental personnel as assigned.
  • Provide technical assistance in healthcare and related services to direct and field Detention and Residential commitment staff.

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