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+ Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Job Description
Going to court to settle a divorce or a business dispute can take years and thousands of dollars. Arbitrators, Mediators and Conciliators offer an alternative approach. They are trained to help resolve disagreements, improve communication and strengthen relationships…through procedures that are far less formal than a court trial. With arbitration, each side must first agree to be bound by the decision reached by the arbitrator > view more

+ Court Clerks Job Description
Before a judge can bang the gavel to call a court to order…a court clerk organizes the whole procedure. It is up to the clerk to prepare a calendar of cases to be called in court, and to contact every person who will be needed to try the case. All the documents submitted for the case have to be pulled together and distributed. And the all-important procedures must be explained to those who will participate > view more

+ Fire Investigators Job Description
“The cause of the blaze is under investigation.” By the time you hear that phrase in a news story about a fire, a special kind of detective has already been hard at work trying to crack the case. Where we see burnt rubble, a fire investigator sees clues. Often before the smoke clears, this investigator is at the scene collecting and documenting evidence to determine the cause of the fire. This can involve carefully sifting through debris with specialized equipment and running lab tests on it > view more

+ Judges and Magistrates Job Description
One of the foundations of our country is our judicial system. Judges and Magistrates are charged with making sure the system operates in accord with the law. Most of us think of the judge as the person who keeps order in a courtroom by occasionally banging a gavel. But judges play a far more important role. In overseeing legal proceedings, they act like referees, ensuring that the rules are followed > view more

+ Legal Secretaries Job Description
Legal secretaries are skilled clerical workers who assist attorneys. Though they perform many typical secretarial chores, such as typing and filing, they're also familiar with legal terminology, documents, procedures and research. They’re an important part of the team, in the intense world of the legal profession. Legal secretaries prepare complicated documents like subpoenas, complaints and motions that have specialized formats, and specific timetables for filing > view more

+ Licensed Private Investigators Job Description
Movies and TV can make private investigative or detective work look pretty glamorous -- but the modern PI is more a researcher than an action hero. Most often, licensed private investigators or detectives round up facts, not felons. Some investigators conduct private inquiries for clients, looking for missing persons or proof of infidelity. But far more people in this field work for stores, hotels, large agencies, or security and risk management companies > view more

+ Paralegals and Legal Assistants Job Description
Paralegals or "legal assistants" first appeared in the late 1960s. Since that time, they have taken on much of the routine work lawyers once did themselves. Paralegals do almost everything that attorneys do except appear in court or give legal advice. Many spend their time using law libraries or online systems to find the cases a lawyer needs in order to prepare for trial. Paralegals may also draw up contracts, affidavits, and other documents > view more

+ Police Patrol Officers Job Description
Whether investigating a murder or burglary, giving first aid, stopping a fight, or simply patrolling an area to prevent crime, few people are more vital to everyone’s safety and well being than police officers and detectives. “Patrol-car” police, however, are only part of the story. Some officers work behind the scenes as experts in fire-arms identification, handwriting and fingerprints, or microscopic analysis > view more