Family Court Judge

Education and Training Requirements

Family court judges need a four-year undergraduate degree first. Most states require a law degree for judges, for which you must pass the law school entrance exam and typically undergo about three more years of schooling. You’ll increase the likelihood of becoming a judge if you graduate from a law school approved by the American Bar Association.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Family Court Judge has a job that will ultimately give him power over life decisions for you and your spouse. The Family Court Judge’s job is to resolve issues that were not resolved during mediation or negotiations of the division of marital property, spousal support, visitation and other like issues.

Characteristics and Skills

  • Intelligence- ability to know and apply legal rules, analyses and procedures to different facts and circumstances, and the ability quickly to perceive, comprehend, and understand new concepts and ideas.
  • Ethics- There should be no doubt about an applicant’s personal or professional ethics.
  • Experience and Education- Prior professional activities, legal education, teaching, bar activities, and publications are very important.
  • Ability to Communicate- being able to completely explain what they have to say

3 Entry Level Jobs

  1. Family therapist
  2. Intern
  3. Lawyer

My Abilities

I have an interest mostly in health and medicine mostly for animals. This career does not match my interests but I do have the abilities and skills to do this job. The career that interests me is veterinarians because I love taking care of animals.

Entrepreneurial Possibilities

  • Family Therapist
  • Lawyer
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