Judges hear both sides of a court case and make decisions based on the law and the evidence. Judges are independent and are not influenced by government or public opinion.

Who Judges Are

Judges are appointed by the government to make decisions in court cases. They are not controlled by the government and they must treat both sides fairly.

What Judges Do

Judges listen to both sides of a court case and use the law to make decisions about what evidence to allow, how a case will proceed and what the outcome will be.

Complaints about Judges

Judges are held to a high standard of conduct. Anyone who thinks a judge has acted improperly can make a complaint.