Do you have any advice for someone who's interested in pursuing a career as a judge, the pros and cons? The pros of being a judge that it is a great job. Depending on what type of judge you are, you can help people from the bench. You can get people off the street that are not doing good things. There are all sorts of reasons to potentially be a judge. And I think being a judge is a great job I certainly didn't when I was younger, and I worked for a judge.
I didn't really understand everything that went into it, but now I do. And the cons of being a judge are just related to the isolation you feel. You tend to be very isolated from a lot of people. And a lot of people around you, lawyers and other people may flatter you, and they shouldn't necessarily, you don't obviously know who your friends.
And so I think the isolation as a judge is the hardest thing, but I think the positives far outweigh it. It's certainly a very interesting job. It's academic. It allows you to make interesting decisions. It's respected, the money's fine. You can do well financially. I think it's a great job.
Typically people that become judges do a bunch of different things. But they're somewhat active in the community. They're also very involved in bar associations and groups that select judges and, sometimes they're an academics and, I've known lots of people that have become judges.
Most of the judges I've known I've liked quite a bit. I don't think I've ever not liked the judge. I think that it's just a great job. If it's something you can do, they should definitely try to do it.