district judge

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In the county courts, a judicial officer appointed by the Lord Chancellor from solicitors or barristers of not less than seven years' standing. The district judge supervises interim (interlocutory) and post-judgment stages of the case, but can also try civil cases within a financial limit defined by statute. They may also try family cases. District judges were formerly known as district registrars. Part-time district judges are known as deputy district judges.

Subjects: Law.

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