How do you become a judge?

I always thought you have to become a lawyer first (go to law school at least) then you get promoted to be a judge But I heard that there was one judge that was not a lawyer first. So that sparked that question in my mind on how do you become a judge? or what qualifications do you need? I never heard of... show more I always thought you have to become a lawyer first (go to law school at least) then you get promoted to be a judge

But I heard that there was one judge that was not a lawyer first. So that sparked that question in my mind on how do you become a judge? or what qualifications do you need?

I never heard of "judge" school!
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