Demystifying the Judicial Election and Selection Processes: State and Federal Courts
Moderator: Hon. J. Michelle Childs, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina; Chair, ABA Judicial Division
Panelists: Judge Keathan B. Frink, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida (Circuit Civil); Judge Raag Singhal, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
So, you want to be a judge, but you are not quite sure where to start? You are in luck! “Demystifying the Judicial Selection Processes: State and Federal Courts” will provide insight from well-respected jurists about their judicial perspective from the bench. The panelists will share their career stories and lessons that will provide the audience with a one-of-a-kind peek behind the curtain, revealing the panelist’s path to the bench. To supplement these narratives, this program will also provide materials such as a U.S Senate Judicial Questionnaire, U.S Magistrate Judicial Selection Questionnaire, and State Court Judicial Applications. You will leave the presentation equipped to navigate your own journey to the bench!
- Learn the steps from vacancy to confirmation
- Compare and Contrast State vs. Federal Court Judicial Responsibilities and Selection Processes
- Learn the difference between the appointment and election of judges