“I became a lawyer because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others by championing whatever legal cause or challenge they may have”.
As a Judge, one has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others on a significantly larger scale than that of an attorney. Every single day a Judge has both the opportunity and the awesome responsibility to deliver justice in a fair, equal and unbiased manner. A Judge has the opportunity to apply the law, not in a manner as they feel it should be; rather, as it must be: as it is written. There is not a more fulfilling or rewarding calling than to be able to make life altering decisions on behalf of your fellow citizens. Citizens who stand before you asking you to pronounce judgment in a fair and equal manner.
“As a Judge it is my job to do the right thing.
If the law says I must do it, I promise I will.
If the law says I can not do it, I promise I will not”