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Court Officers and Justices of the Peace  (NOC 1227)
Montréal Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

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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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Montréal, L'Île-Bizard

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Outlook & Prospects for Court Officers and Justices of the Peace in Montréal Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Court Officers and Justices of the Peace in Montréal Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Montréal Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-11-16

For the 2012 - 2014 period, job opportunities in the Montreal region are expected to be good for this occupation.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014 Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014 Week of Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2014
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