December 19, 2019 Articles

Pathways to the Bench

Advice from three appellate judges.

By Daniel Kessler

On July 31, 2019, the ABA Section of Litigation Appellate Practice, Woman Advocate, and Young Advocates Committees hosted a roundtable with Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Allegra Collins of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and Judge Brock Swartzle of the Michigan Court of Appeals. The judges agree that being an appellate judge can be the “greatest job in the world” but that there is no single path to the bench. If you are seeking a judicial career, the following tips from the roundtable will help you along the way. 

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