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    I am inviting a judge to speak at my meeting. What is the formal way to greet him? Your honor?

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    Default Re: When addressing a Judge

    Especially since you aren't addressing the judge in court, you can safely address him simply as "Judge" or you can use his last name and say, "Judge Smith," for example.

    "Your honor" is mostly used in court, unless you want to be very, very formal.

    Please note that I am answering this question for judges in the U.S. I don't know what the customs are in other countries.

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    Default Re: When addressing a Judge

    Quote Originally Posted by pitt1842 View Post
    I am inviting a judge to speak at my meeting. What is the formal way to greet him? Your honor?
    Different countries have different conventions. This site will give you the UK's conventions: Forms of Address for the Judiciary

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