Superior Court Judges are nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The judges are appointed for 12-year terms and must be learned in the law.
There may be twenty-one judges appointed to the Superior Court bench. One of the judges is appointed president judge with administrative responsibility for the Court.
Three judges are appointed resident judges and must reside in the county in which they are appointed. No more than a bare majority of the judges may be of one political party; the rest must be of the other major political party.