To make money as a magistrate, you don't have to have a legal degree. You will, however, need to have some kind of college education. You also have to demonstrate certain characteristics including availability, reliability, maturity, the ability to be a fair and objective judge, and some others like this. You will also have to demonstrate knowledge of the law. Your knowledge of this field will be determined by interviews that you will undergo. You will have to undergo several interviews before you can be approved to be a magistrate. Part of the interview process will involve you answering questions about what you observed while sitting in on magistrates' court hearings. You only need to sit in on one hearing and that is mainly to help you decide if you really think this is the way that you would like to make money. However, it's in your best interest if you can sit in on three or four of these hearings. This will give you an even better idea if you think this is a good money-making opportunity for you, and it will also help you give better answers in your interviews.
To start this process, you'll need to complete a registration form for becoming a magistrate
. If you don't have any problems that prevent your application from being accepted, you'll be called in for a first interview
. This interview must go well for you to get further interviews. Again, you will need to have a good working knowledge of the law even though you don't need a law degree, and you'll have to be well educated (you'll have to have some kind of college degree). You won't have to worry about answering the questions about sitting in on the magistrate's court for the first interview; that will come later.
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