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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:

Are you a 2nd or 3rd year law student or a 3rd or 4th year college student pursuing a degree in judicial studies, public administration or a closely-related field of study?

Current law school students and college students with a focus in judicial studies, public administration or a closely-related field of study are invited to apply for an internship with the Court while enrolled in college. The Internship Program provides meaningful, on-the-job, professional work experiences that allow the intern to apply theoretical knowledge to real world questions and situations that arise in the legal arena. Interns will observe first-hand how a California superior court operates and will learn about the various intriguing challenges that may occur throughout a typical workday at Monterey County Superior Court (the Court).

The Court has arranged for the Monterey College of Law to manage the administration of the Court’s Internship Program. Please note that you do not need to be a student at the Monterey College of Law to participate in the Court’s Internship Program. If you are interested in learning more about internship opportunities with the Court, click here, and you will be directed to the Monterey College of Law School website for details about applying for an internship with the Court.

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