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:
Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rules 2.810-2.819, the Monterey County Superior Court conducts recruitment for temporary judges every three years.
For those invited through to the training period, the following items are provided for reference:
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 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
The court’s volunteer & intern programs are currently under reconstruction. Check back in the future for potential program opportunities.