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:

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