Help! kiel vs tiel in this sentence is confusing.
kiel - like, as; how
tiel - in that way, so
tiel... kiel... - as... as...
why no accusative?
If you mean for "juĝisto", in this sentence it's not the DIRECT object of the verb; "judge" isn't receiving the action, rather the acting is AS/LIKE a judge. So it's kind of like "estas" showing the state of quality of the actor.