Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Judge, Trial Court is $156,000
What Do Judge, Trial Courts Do?
Trial court judges preside over cases between prosecutors and defendants, and may also perform nuptials. This position commands respect, and a person holding this position is often referred to as “your honor."
A trial court judge will have several subordinates working with him/her in the courtroom, including a stenographer, court officers, court administrative staff, and the judge’s personal clerk. The workload will inevitably require a considerable amount of time, both in court and after …Read more
- Conduct trials, hearings, and arraignments and issue rulings and sentences that interpret and enforce law.
- Supervise subordinate staff, such as law clerks or secretarial staff.
- Advise and direct attorneys, juries, and court personnel regarding court conduct, issues, and proceedings.
- Preside at preliminary hearings and settlement conferences.
- Read documentation on pleadings and motions and provide written decisions with evidentiary and legal analysis.