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State of Oklahoma

Methods of Judicial Selection: Oklahoma

Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Municipal Criminal Court of Record
Jurisdiction: city ordinance violation
Selection of Judges: appointed by city governing body
Retention of Judges: appointed by city governing body
Qualifications: state resident; licensed to practice or judge of court of record > 2 yrs
Municipal Court Not of Record
Jurisdiction: city ordinance violations
Selection of Judges: mayoral appointment, with consent of municipal governing body
Retention of Judges: mayoral appointment, with consent of municipal governing body
Qualifications: licensed to practice in state
Worker's Compensation Court
Jurisdiction: injury compensation claims
Selection of Judges: gubernatorial appointment from judicial nominating committee
Retention of Judges: gubernatorial reappointment
Qualifications: law degree