Temporary Judge Program / Internship Program

Temporary Judge Program

The Court maintains a list of certified volunteer attorneys who serve intermittently as a temporary judge when the needs of the court cannot be fulfilled using the full-time judicial staff. Temporary Judges may be asked to serve in the following case types:

  • Traffic
  • Small Claims
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Family Law
  • Probate

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rules 2.810-2.819, the Monterey County Superior Court conducts recruitment for temporary judges every three years.

Invitation to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the Monterey County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program for the areas of Small Claims and Traffic. The court maintains a list of certified volunteer attorneys willing to serve intermittently as a temporary judge when the Court needs judicial assistance that it cannot provide using it’s full-time judicial officers.

To apply, contact Stephanie Fathy at the address below for an application:

Stephanie Fathy
Temporary Judge Program Administrator
240 Church Street, Salinas, CA 93904

All applications must be received by September 27, 2019 for consideration.

For those invited through to the training period, the following items are provided for reference:

Minimum Qualifications

Except in unusual circumstances, candidates applying to serve as temporary judges must have been admitted to the State Bar of California for a minimum of 10 years, be in good standing and have maintained all education, training and general condition requirements as stated by California Rule of Court 2.810-2.819. The Court will also consider individual areas of specialization and practice, areas of interest and the individual’s ability to commit to intermittent assignments.

Additional Information

Additional information about the Temporary Judge program can be found on the Judicial Council website at: http://www2.courtinfo.ca.gov/protem

For further information, contact the Court via email at: RegMonterey@monterey.courts.ca.gov