No judge comes to the bench with a perfect background for the job. In our district, judges...

A Judge’s View: Path to the bench includes ‘Baby Judge School,’ patience – Duluth News Tribune

No judge comes to the bench with a perfect background for the job. In our district, judges usually hear every type of case, so it is all but guaranteed that a new judge will have at least a few subject areas where the learning curve is particularly steep. For me, topics like family law and probate law were all new because I had never practiced in those areas. My criminal law experience was trying courts-martial in the Navy, so even though I knew some of that substantive law, I still had to learn all of Minnesota’s procedural rules. So how …

 

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