Municipal Judge Job Description

[Insert company name here] is an established and successful law firm specializing in [insert key areas of focus here]

We’re looking for a Municipal Judge to preside over pretrial hearings, small claims proceedings, and misdemeanor cases. The authority of a municipal court judge is limited to the aforementioned areas of law and never includes overseeing trials, appeals of administrative hearings.


Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct hearings on a wide variety of Municipal Code traffic violations, including those involving automobiles, bicyclists, and pedestrians
  • Conduct hearings involving the public’s health and safety including animal control violations, zoning, fire, and building code violations
  • Impose appropriate sanctions for violations
  • Serve in formal court as a judge pro tempore when needed. In such situations, the
  • The magistrate may preside over in-custody arraignments, pre-trial hearings, motions, criminal trials, and review hearings, as well as presiding over Mental Health and Veterans Treatment Courts
  • Provide occasional Saturday and holiday coverage as well as some after-hour issuance of search warrants


About you

  • Graduate of law with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctorate (JD) degree
  • [insert number] years in the practice of law, including substantial criminal law experience
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (CrRLJ)
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Evidence (ER)
  • Knowledge of the Infraction Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (IRLJ)
  • Possess diplomacy and objectivity in the fulfillment of all job duties
  • Ability to maintain decorum in a courtroom
  • Ability to apply fair and equitable administration of the law while providing good customer service
  • Ability to conduct court business in a manner that brings honor and respect to the organization
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff
  • Demonstrate a willingness to promote and explain court programs through speaking engagements at community and school events


What you’ll get in return

The firm offers a generous benefits package along with compensation based on experience level and client orientation.

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Medical insurance plan
  • Dental insurance plan
  • Vision insurance plan
  • Contribution to life insurance plan
  • 401k profit sharing
  • Parking reimbursement
  • Social, charity, and wellness events


To apply for the role or have a confidential discussion, contact us on [insert recruiter email address] or [insert recruiter phone number]