Albany Law School
66: What It’s Like to Be a Judge With Magistrate Judge Julie Breslow [Main T4C episode]
Fueled by a mug of ginger tea, this ‘caffeinated career conversation’ is presided over by Judge Julie Breslow, who serves as Magistrate Judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Judge Breslow was appointed to the court in 2002 and in her impressive 16 years on the bench..
“It definitely has depressing moments, there’s no question about it, but there’s wonderful moments. And for me, those make it all worthwhile.”
Best Career Advice
“It’s okay to change your mind about things.”
“I got this idea that maybe I wanted to practice in a law firm and do family law, domestic relations. And I got a great job. I worked mostly on domestic relations cases. It was exactly what I wanted to do, and I found it unbelievably unsatisfying on a number of levels. And I knew that almost immediately, I missed being in charge of my own cases and making my own decisions and having that autonomy. I had gone from being a fairly senior trial person in the Attorney General’s office to being a junior associate. And that was hard for me.”