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Types of Judges

Circuit Judges
Circuit Judges

Each circuit maintains a judicial council under 28 U.S.C. § 333. The council consists of an equal number of circuit judges and district judges from the circuit; the number is determined by majority vote of all circuit and district judges in regular active service in the circuit.

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Court of Appeal
Court of Appeal

Significance of U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals The Supreme Court of the United States hears about 100 to 150 appeals of the more than 7,000 cases it is asked to review every year. That means the decisions made by the 12 Circuit Courts of Appeals across the country and the Federal Circuit Court are the last word in thousands of cases.

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District Judges
District Judges

United States District Court Southern District of Florida K. Michael Moore, Chief United States District Judge Steven M. Larimore, Court Administrator • Clerk of Court

Heads of Division
Heads of Division

This includes: Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice President of the Queen’s Bench Division President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice The Chancellor of the High Court Information about these roles on the Judiciary website Eligibility To be eligible for appointment as a Head of Division, a candidate must be either:

High Court
High Court

The High Court of Justice is, together with the Court of Appeal and the Crown Court, one of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Its name is abbreviated as EWHC for legal citation purposes. The High Court deals at first instance with all high value and high importance cases, and also has a supervisory jurisdiction over all subordinate courts and tribunals, with a few statutory exceptions.

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Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor
Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor

Originally, each of the three high common law courts, the King's Bench, the Court of Common Pleas, and the Court of the Exchequer, had its own chief justice: the Lord Chief Justice, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and Chief Baron of the Exchequer.

Masters and Insolvency and Companies Court Judges
Masters and Insolvency and Companies Court Judges

There are currently seventeen High Court Judges attached to the Chancery Division. In addition, in the Royal Courts of Justice in London, there are six Masters (one of whom is the Chief Master) and six bankruptcy Registrars (one of whom is the Chief Registrar).

Recorders
Recorders

However, "Recorder" is also used to denote a barrister or solicitor who sits as a part-time circuit judge. Historic office. In England and Wales, originally a recorder was a certain magistrate or judge having criminal and civil jurisdiction within the corporation of a city or borough.

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