Judicial Branch

Chapter 1
You Could Be a Judge!

Wouldn’t it be great if every time you spoke, people listened? What if you got to make decisions and everyone had to follow them? Or if you commanded so much respect that people had to stand every time you walked into the room?

Sound too good to be true? Well, our government’s judicial branch has a job that can give you all this and more: You can be a judge.

As a judge, you’ll get to be in charge of your very own courtroom. You’ll get to sit behind a big desk called a bench and say cool things like, “Order in the Court!”

But being a judge is about much more than wearing a black robe and pounding a gavel. As a judge, you’ll get to help people.

People never come to court because things are going great in their lives. When people come to your courtroom, it’s because something is wrong and they can’t fix it on their own.