Judge FAQs:


Q: Is a judge supposed to conduct the trial impartially and?

A: Yes, and typically, in an open court.

Q: Were judges known as district justices and addressed as Your Worship?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a judge a County Court Judge?

A: Yes, and they are addressed and titled the same way as a Circuit Judge is in England and Wales.

Q: Are judges addressed as My Lord or My Lady and referred to as Your Lordship or Your Ladyship?

A: Yes, and following the English tradition.

Q: Are judges never referred to as "My Lord" or "My Lady," but only as "Your Honour" at the Ontario Superior Court of Justic?

A: Yes, and ever referred to as "My Lord" or "My Lady," but only as "Your Honour" at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Q: Were judges addressed?

A: Yes, and in Cantonese, as Fat Goon Dai Yan before the transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom to China, and as Fat Goon Gok Ha since 1997.

Q: Are judges referred to as "His/Her Honour Judge N." In writing?

A: Yes, and this title is occasionally abbreviated as "HHJ" or "HH Judge N", but not in legal writing.

Q: Is a judge addressed as "Your Honor" or "Judge" when presiding over the court?

A: Yes.

Q: Are judges addressed as Monsieur l'Assesseur or Madame l'Assesseur?

A: Yes.

Q: Are judges addressed the same way as those in England and Wales?

A: Yes.

Q: Are judges called Justices of the Supreme Court?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a judge usually addressed as arvoisa puheenjohtaja, which means "esteemed chair"?

A: Yes, which can be used also when addressing a male presiding judge. There are no robes or cloaks used in any Finnish courts.

Q: Are judges now reserved for ceremonial occasions?

A: Yes, although it was part of the standard attire in previous centuries.

Q: Is a judge named Shofet, the judges of all courts are addressed as Sir or Madam or Your Honor?

A: Yes, Much of the time after every naming you will hear "HaShofet", meaning "the judge" after the respective address.

Q: Are judges referred to as Monsieur le juge or Madame le juge?

A: Yes.

Q: Are judges addressed as sir?

A: Yes, and madam or the Urdu equivalent Janab.