court official means a judge, referee, court administrator, prosecutor, probation officer, or victim’s advocate, whether employed by or under contract with the court, who is authorized to act on behalf of the court; Sample 1. Sample 2.
judge, public official vested with the authority to hear, determine, and preside over legal matters brought in a court of law.
Bailiffs are law enforcement officers who are responsible for maintaining order in a courtroom during trials. While their duties do vary from a police officer, bailiffs also play an important role in the justice system.
Judges and justices serve no fixed term — they serve until their death, retirement, or conviction by the Senate. By design, this insulates them from the temporary passions of the public, and allows them to apply the law with only justice in mind, and not electoral or political concerns.
The federal court system has three main levels: district courts (the trial court), circuit courts which are the first level of appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States, the final level of appeal in the federal system.
Every civil lawsuit involves at least two parties—a plaintiff making a claim and a defendant resisting it. Beyond this basic requirement, legal systems differ slightly in their approach to the question of whether other parties may or must be joined.
Most bailiffs are sworn police officers. Their authority extends from the court, and they usually only have jurisdiction on the property that the court facility sits on. The main job responsibility of a modern day bailiff is court security.
Bailiffs frequently carry firearms or other self-defense weapons in order to protect people in the court. … Bailiffs may also be responsible for screening individuals entering the court to make sure there are no prohibited items such as firearms or cell phones being carried into the courtroom.
Police are required to assist bailiffs in the execution of property possession orders. A police officer may assist a bailiff enter premises provided the following conditions are met. … 14(1)An enforcement agent may enter relevant premises to search for and take control of goods.
Federal Judges. Article III of the Constitution governs the appointment, tenure, and payment of Supreme Court justices, and federal circuit and district judges. … Article III judges can be removed from office only through impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate.
CHENNAI: Judges, particularly those of the higher judiciary are constitutional functionaries and not government servants or officials and so no direction can been issued to them, the Registrar General of Madras High Court today said.
Superior Court Judges – Judges who preside over trial courts of general jurisdiction. State Appellate Court Judges – Appellate judges who hear appeals from trial courts within its geographic jurisdiction. State Supreme Court Justices – Appellate judges (Justices) sitting in the highest appellate court in the state.
There are five types of courts outlined here: the Supreme Court of the United States, circuit courts, district courts, bankruptcy courts, and courts of specific subject-matter jurisdiction.
In a civil matter, the party who initiates a lawsuit (against the defendant).
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The people or entities who are directly involved in a lawsuit are called parties. They are plaintiffs (those who are suing in a civil case) or defendants (those being sued in a civil case or accused in criminal cases). The parties may be present at the counsel tables with their lawyers during the trial.
PARTIES TO OFFENCES IN CRIMINAL LAW In criminal law, there are certain distinctive parties to an offence. These include: The principal offender; Accessory after the fact; Persons who compound felonies; Accomplices.
In court, the person who gets sued or accused is called a defendant — they have to defend their innocence or reputation.
Court cases that involve disputes between people or businesses over money or some injury to personal rights are called “civil” cases. A civil case usually begins when one person or business (called the “plaintiff”) claims to have been harmed by the actions of another person or business (called the “defendant”).
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Court Bailiffs or Sheriffs implement court orders and serve legal orders and summonses as an officer of the court.
1) A court official, usually a peace officer or deputy sheriff, who keeps order in the courtroom and handles errands for the judge and clerk. 2) In some jurisdictions, a person appointed by the court to handle the affairs of an incompetent person or to be a keeper of goods or money pending further order of the court.
If the bailiffs come into your home and you can’t afford to pay your debt you’ll normally have to make a ‘controlled goods agreement’. This means you’ll agree to a repayment plan and pay some bailiffs fees. Read more about making a controlled goods agreement.
Belongings bailiffs can‘t take
things that belong to other people – this includes things that belong to your children. pets or guide dogs.
Bailiffs are only allowed to try to come into your home between 6am and 9pm. … Depending on the kind of debt you owe, the bailiff will sometimes have the right to force entry by asking a locksmith to open your door if you won’t let them in.
In the United States the constitution provides that federal judges hold office during good behaviour and may be removed by means of impeachment by the House of Representatives and trial and conviction by the Senate, the stated grounds of removal being “Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanours”.
Lower/District Court Judges
District Judges are normally provided with 2 to 4 arms guards as security cover in their separate jurisdictions, and CJMs are also provided with 1–2 arms guards, while the rest of the Judges are provided with 1 arms guard if necessary.
Judges do not make law because the existing law provides all the resources for their decisions. A judge does not decide a case in a legal vacuum but on the basis of existing rules, which express, and, at the same time, are informed by, underlying legal principles.