Judges are key personnel not only in the judicial process of hearing cases, but in judicial administration and management of court schedules and caseloads. In this short paper, you will examine state and federal judges—who they are and what they do, as well as the differences and similarities between state and federal judge’s jobs.
This will help you to more fully understand the judicial administration challenges of both state and federal court systems. Reference your textbook reading and module resources in your submission. Compare and contrast the roles, qualifications, and duties of state judges and federal judges. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
Job Qualifications and Description—State Judges: Using research, create a job description for state judges.
Job Qualifications and Description—Federal Judges: Using research, create a job description for federal judges.
Opinion: Assess the relative difficulty and caseloads of state and federal judges. Who do you think has a more difficult job? Why? Consider in your answer the caseload and types of cases that state and federal courts handle, and the amount of public and media scrutiny state and federal judges receive.