What are the qualifications for becoming a judge in California? A. Must have passed the state bar. B. Must have a law degree or law enforcement background.  C. Must been an attorney who has...

 What are the qualifications for becoming a judge in California? 
A. Must have passed the state bar. 
B. Must have a law degree or law enforcement background. 
 C. Must been an attorney who has practiced law for 10 years in California. 
D. Must be at least 50 in age and have lived in California for a minimum of 10 years.
 E. Other than being selected by the governor, there are no set qualifications.

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The best answer to this question is Option C.  In order to be eligible to be selected as a judge in the state of California’s judicial system, a person must have been a lawyer in California, or a judge in the state system, for at least 10 years.  We can see proof of this in the link below.

According to this link, in order to be appointed to the Supreme Court, a person has to have been

a member of the State Bar of California or a judge of a court in this state for at least 10 years.

The requirements for being appointed to the Courts of Appeal are the same as for the Supreme Court.  Superior court judges’ qualification requirements are similar.  They have to “have been an attorney admitted to practice law in California” or have been a judge in the state for at least 10 years leading up to the time of appointment. 

Thus, we can see that Option C is the best answer to this question.

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