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Judicial sitting days

Judges are expected to sit in court for a certain number of days during the year, as well as completing out-of-court duties such as writing judgments and keeping up to date with the law.

During the legal terms

Court of Appeal Judges and High Court Judges are expected to devote themselves to judicial business throughout the legal year which usually amounts to somewhere in the region of 185-190 days.

Circuit judges are expected to sit for a minimum of 210 days, although the expectation is for between 215-220 per year.

District judges are expected to sit for a minimum of 215 days.

Judges also have out of court duties to perform such as reading case papers, writing judgments, and keeping up to date with new developments in the law.


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