1. Being a judge means having self-confidence without deceit, decisiveness without Arrogance and passion without pretension.
2. Being a judge means using common sense as well as the law to handle problems.
3. Being a judge means being temperate under circumstances that at times would try the patience of the most serene.
4. Being a judge means being civil to those who are uncivil.
5. Being a judge means using awesome judicial power sparingly and with restraint.
6. Being a judge means accepting criticism, justified or unjustified, without always being able to respond.
7. Being a judge means not being afraid to make mistakes.
8. Being a judge means having confidence in the system, that mistakes can be corrected, and that justice is attainable.
9. Being a judge means recognizing that the great principles upon which this country was founded and endures apply not just to the best of us, not just to the worst of us, but to all of us.
10. Being a judge means accepting the responsibility to represent the justice system at your very best—to exhibit patience, tolerance, and understanding.