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 FY21:

Supreme Court Chief Justice- $205,362
Supreme Court Associate Justice- $186, 692 
Court of Appeals Chief Judge- $184,707
Court of Appeals Judge- $175,915
District Court Chief Judge- $173,391
District Court Judge- $165,136

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