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- $186,048
Supreme Court Associate Justice- $169,135 
Court of Appeals Chief Judge- $167,336
Court of Appeals Judge- $159,370
District Court Chief Judge- $157,084
District Court Judge- $149,605

Judicial Benefits

Judicial "Job Descriptions" Set by Statute:

Supreme Court Chief Justice
Supreme Court Justice
Court of Appeals Chief Judge
Court of Appeals Judge
District Court Judge