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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- $172,012
  • Supreme Court Associate Justice- $156,375 
  • Court of Appeals Chief Judge- $154,712
  • Court of Appeals Judge- $147,346
  • District Court Chief Judge- $145,233
  • District Court Judge- $138,318

Judicial Benefits

Judicial "Job Descriptions" Set by Statute: