I see this used both ways in advertising materials, but am not sure which is correct. I could not find any reference to this when searching the internet.

  • Can you provide an example of where you have seen each of these used ? What did you search for?
    – ColleenV
    Feb 18, 2019 at 16:20
  • I have seen both versions used in advertising material. I searched for "Judge of the court or Judge on the court."
    – Mrsmac717
    Feb 18, 2019 at 16:35
  • You should edit your question to include that information.
    – ColleenV
    Feb 18, 2019 at 16:57

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Both of and on are used when speaking of such courts. of casts its object as something to which one can belong as a member belongs. on casts is object as something which affords a position.

He is a member of the committee.

He has a position on the committee.

He is a member of the court.

He has a seat on the court.

He has been a judge on the Court of Common Pleas for ten years now.

He has been a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for ten years now.

Here are some examples in the wild:

Lycoming county is within the eighth judicial district; and thus, it appears that the affidavit was sworn before a judge of the court of common pleas of Lycoming county.

And later, after Judge Onion became a Judge on the Court of Criminal Appeals, his twin brother, James, was also elected to serve as judge on the same district district court where their father had served.

  • I'd recommend swapping the last two example sentences in the first quote block. The word sequence is currently: of, on, of, on, on, of. Which feels out of place.
    – 3limin4t0r
    Mar 20, 2019 at 20:16

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