Example usage The judge for the trial was technically a recorder. Pages on this site to help you understand Types of lawyers Cost Lawyers Paralegals Immigration Advisers Barristers Trade Mark Attorneys and Patent Attorneys Recent articles tagged with Courts Clinical negligence: What you need to know Your guide to defamation See also: Judge A person whose job is to adjudicate in court cases. The Crown and the Prime Minister appoint judges. Most are barristers but some are solicitors. Circuit judge A judge who presides over (is in charge of) cases in the Crown Court and county courts.