Court officers and justices of the peace

Court officers and justices of the peace

NOC
1227

Court officers co-ordinate the procedural functions of courts, such as trial scheduling and record maintenance. Justices of the peace administer oaths, issue subpoenas and perform related duties.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

4
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$46,937
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

44
 

% Working Full Time

91%
 

% Working Full Year

82%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Court officers co-ordinate the administrative and procedural functions of federal, provincial and territorial courts, such as scheduling trials and overseeing the maintenance of court records. Justices of the peace administer oaths, issue subpoenas, summonses and warrants and perform other court-related duties such as conducting bail hearings. They are employed by federal and provincial courts.

Main Duties

Court officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Co-ordinate administrative services and establish work priorities for court staff
  • Schedule court trials and arrange pre-trial conferences and hearings
  • Call courts of law to order, read charges and take pleas from defendants
  • Record court commencement, trial proceedings and judgements
  • Collect and record sheriff fees, transcription fees and other court administrative and services fees
  • Oversee the maintenance of judicial court records
  • Assist in preparing annual budgets
  • May be justices of the peace.
  • Justices of the peace perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Issue subpoenas, summonses and warrants, including search warrants
  • Receive affidavits, declarations and affirmations
  • Administer oaths
  • Conduct bail hearings
  • Release defendants on judges' orders and explain rights and obligations
  • Hear evidence at trials on summary conviction offences and may preside over trials of criminal offences at the discretion of the chief judge of the jurisdiction or as provided for in federal, provincial or territorial statutes
  • Perform civil marriages.

Also Known As

  • commissioner of affidavits
  • commissioner of marriages
  • co-ordinator of court services
  • court administrator
  • court clerk supervisor
  • court officer
  • court registrar
  • court services manager
  • deputy registrar - courts
  • judicial administrator
  • judicial court administrator
  • judicial officer
  • justice of the peace
  • registrar of bankruptcy
  • Supreme Court registrar
  • trial co-ordinator - courts
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Court officers usually require a university degree in law, business or public administration or a college diploma in public administration or legal studies.
  • Completion of a justice registrar, justice of the peace or other court training program is required for court officers and justices of the peace.
  • Several years of experience as a court clerk or in another court service occupation are usually required.
  • Justices of the peace in the provinces are appointed by the lieutenant governor in council and, in the territories, by federally appointed territorial commissioners.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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78.3%
Female
21.7%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
16.7%
25-34
33.3%
35-44
33.3%
45-54
0.0%
55-64
16.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
16.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
41.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
41.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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100.0%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

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22.20%
Northeast
0.00%
Southeast
22.20%
Southwest
33.30%
Central
22.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$46,937

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$52,782

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$46,937

Newfoundland

$50,888

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$53,206

Canada

$54,088
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

4
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

4
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

16
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

16