Definition - What does Judge mean?

A judge is an individual who presides over court proceedings in a particular court of law. However, the different jobs and responsibilities of a judge varies greatly from one jurisdiction to another.

Justipedia explains Judge

In the United States, judges are typically addressed as "Your Honor." This is a longstanding tradition that incorporates that prestigious nature of the appointment. Furthermore, there are many different types of judges. Some judges only hear family law cases while other judges only hear criminal cases. Another judge may hear only civil cases or small claims. Judges in the United States are required to be a licensed attorney. Many judges are elected.

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