I’ll admit that I’ve thought about it. If I had a choice, would I go into the judiciary or the legislature? According to this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article, women are finding it easier to go one route over the other. One political scientist commented:
“Lawyers think about running for judge. But we have to encourage men and women to think about running for the Legislature“
Personally, I would hate the “politics” with being in the legislature. I’m sure there are politics with being a judge too, but I would think there is a lot of discretion as well. Being in the legislature on the other hand, you’re at the mercy of so many political forces… I don’t think I could handle it.
In Canada, we have made strides in getting female judges but in the legislature, it’s a different story.