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angiej
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County Court Judge

Postby angiej » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:13 am

For some reason, I've always thought it would be wonderful to be a county judge. Is there a particular track that most judges take? Like usually judges are first prosecutors, and then become a candidate for judge?

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Re: County Court Judge

Postby brose002 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:22 am

From what I have heard, the best path is to be a DA

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Re: County Court Judge

Postby lucydog » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:53 am

I think it will depend on whether judges are elected or not in your county. If they are elected then some kind of public service/government position would probably be ideal.

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Re: County Court Judge

Postby angiej » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:30 pm

I live in a state where all but two counties elect judges. Why would it be different if the county appoints its judges or elects them?

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Re: County Court Judge

Postby dextermorgan » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:33 pm

Where they are appointed it is much more of a networking game from my understanding. Cynics say that the only way to really win a judicial election is to have a name near the top of the list, because so few voters actually know or care about who becomes a judge. That being said, many former prosecutors become judges from the tough on crime angle.

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Re: County Court Judge

Postby angiej » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:51 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Where they are appointed it is much more of a networking game from my understanding. Cynics say that the only way to really win a judicial election is to have a name near the top of the list, because so few voters actually know or care about who becomes a judge. That being said, many former prosecutors become judges from the tough on crime angle.


Ah, this makes sense to me.




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