Of course there should be an exam and standards for judges.We live in an era where you can test and measure almost anything. Here are my suggested standards: 1.Proficiency in Elementary school math. Some one with 3 years of education beyond college should be able to add up a column of numbers correctly and divide correctly in 1/2. My judge made a $600,000 error in her addition. 2. Basic research skills. The judge has access to the DOR (Department of Revenue). This includes your tax returns and 1099s from your bank accounts and investments. If the judge thinks you owe the “ex” money,such as for alimony, child support, or 1/2 the value of your business, the judge should check to make sure that you actually earn enough money to pay the obligation the judge wants to impose.. 3. Honesty, diligence, sufficient coping skills to listen to both litigants and consider what each has to say. There are psychological/aptitude/attitudinal tests that measure this that have been around for decades and validated. Employers use these tests to hire employees, with the blessing the human resources department. 4. Mandatory annual financial disclosures and lifestyle analysis. It is the same forms the litigants have to fill out, so the judge should be able to understand what is needed and how to do this. Interval testing for substance abuse and alcohol and evaluation for continued mental competence to do the job would help inspire the public trust. 5. Judges who listen to divorce trials about business valuation should demonstrate competence in understanding how a business is valued, including how much debt the business can take on (as in paying the “ex” for 1/2 the “value” of the business) without scuttling the business and losing all those jobs so many other families depend on. If the judge is too math averse or stupid to understand business valuation, then a judge who has passed the test should hear the case. No more politically well connected flunkees doing hack jobs.