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How Do I Become a Judge?

To apply with the governor to be appointed to a vacant judgeship, please contact the governor's Commission on Judicial Selection directly.

To run for a judgeship in an election, please refer to the Secretary of State's Filing for Office page.

Judicial Salaries:
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice- $160,579
  • Supreme Court Associate Justice- $145,981
  • Court of Appeals Chief Judge- $144,429
  • Court of Appeals Judge- $137,552
  • District Court Chief Judge- $135,580
  • District Court Judge- $129,124

Judicial Benefits

Judicial "Job Descriptions" Set by Statute: