The questions that are asked to judicial candidates are usually related to issues facing the law and the judiciary. The interviewers want to learn as much as they can about the candidate.
- Why are you running for judge?
- What are your qualifications for sitting on the bench?
- Will you decide cases fairly and impartially, free of political influence?
- Regardless of your own personal views, will you follow established law?
- Is there a specific issue that you find particularly important?
- How do you plan to address that issue?
- As a judge, how would you improve the court’s interaction with the public?
You can expect these types of questions may be asked for local newspaper and media interviews, and even by voters at events or on the campaign trail.
Interviews can often go into more depth. Here are 10 additional interview questions that are a bit harder.