Temporary Judge Program


San Joaquin County Superior Court is creating a Temporary Judge Program. The program will commence on January 1, 2020. The Court invites qualified attorneys to join the new panel of temporary judges. Qualified attorneys will preside over various types of cases, including Small Claims, Traffic and Civil Harassment. This opportunity will be available primarily at the Stockton Courthouse.

The Court seeks to maximize the potential for a diverse applicant pool. The Court encourages each and every eligible attorney to apply to be a temporary judge regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, age or other protected class. Among the qualifications that 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.

Temporary judges are used at the discretion of the Presiding Judge. Neither appointment nor service as a temporary judge creates an employment relationship with the Court.

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