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Applications are now being accepted for the Monterey County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program. The Court maintains a list of certified volunteer attorneys willing to serve intermittently as a temporary judge in traffic, small claims, unlawful detainer, family law/child support, and probate cases when the court needs judicial assistance that it cannot provide using its full-time judicial officers.

  • Invitation to Apply
  • On-line Application (due Monday, November 28, 2016) Click here: ApplyTemp Judge
  • Applicant Schedule of Training
  • Minimum Qualifications
    To become a temporary judge you must be in good standing and have been admitted to practice as a member of the State Bar of California for at least ten years and satisfy all the education, training and general conditions established by California Rule of Court, rules 2.810-2.819 and by the Monterey County Superior Court. Among the qualifications the Court will consider in the selection process is an applicant’s exposure to and experience with diverse populations and issues related to those populations. The Court will also refer to individual areas of specialization, areas of interest, and ability to commit to intermittent assignments.
Additional information about the Temporary Judge program can be found on the Judicial Council website at:
For further information, contact the Court via email at:

The court’s volunteer & intern programs are currently under reconstruction. Check back in the future for potential program opportunities.

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