Judges - Judges |1 Even though some judges lack training in...

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J u d g e s | 1 Even though some judges lack training in most courtrooms across America, judges must be very efficient and effective when conducting their duties because they hold the highest responsibility in a courtroom and the importance of people's lives are predetermined in this section of the legal system. In this paper I will describe the responsibilities that judges have, identify attributes of both effective and ineffective judges, provide examples of an effective and non effective Supreme Courte judge, as well as determine the course of action for ineffective judges. There are many responsibilities in which judges have to partake in as well as execute in order to become effective. The first and foremost responsibility of a judge is to take the oath of office. Simply put judges must take the oath of office to swear or affirm that they will uphold the laws of the United States as well as use good judgment. In addition, judges must also swear or affirm that they will succeed and do their best to ensure that their official capacity is successfully execute the all duties involved with their capacity as an official of the government. Apart from the oath of office a fully sworn judge is to take control of the courtroom as the arbitrator and reign over the proceedings in his or her courtroom. The proceedings must follow guidelines in which the judge has already set in accordance of the law. Another part of the judge's duties is to ensure that all evidence submitted in court holds the proper value to the case at hand. In other words the judge has to fully understand why the evidence is being placed forth the courtroom in order to prove key elements in a case. A judge must consider all facts presented in his or her courtroom and decide if the case is able to withstand trial, basically bringing those who have been charged and making sure that the case will be legitimate. The last duty that judges have within the courtroom is to impose sentences on individuals who have been found guilty by a jury.
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J u d g e s | 2 Judges have the harsh task of interpreting the law into every individual court case that passes through his or her courtroom. Therefore, if a judge is effective then he or she will be able without a doubt to make stern well though out decisions in a case. Effective judges also must ensure that all facts and aspects are brought forth in the courtroom making sure that the person charged receives a proper trial. An ineffective judge is one who lacks the training or the self esteem to make well thought out decisions and veer from rash decisions. Hastiness within a case may sometimes prove a judges inability to become effective, which can cause setbacks in a case. All judges must ensure that in the eyes of the law the case will be dealt with correctly and with tact ensuring equality and justice. An effective Supreme Court judge is one who in the case of federal sentencing guidelines brings to the attention of the United States Supreme Court that the
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 116 taught by Professor Herald during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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