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Temporary Judge Program
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Temporary Judge Program

Temporary Judges can serve as Judicial Officers at the Superior Court. This page provides information about the Temporary Judges Program, including:

  1. Overview
  2. Requirements
  3. Online Application Process
  4. Education and Training
  5. Training Materials ("eBinders")
  6. Civil Settlement Conference Availability Form
  7. Complaint Procedure
  8. Contacting the Program Administrator
  9. Parking for Temporary Judges

1. Overview

Under California Rules of Court , qualified and experienced attorneys may volunteer their time to serve as part of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara's Temporary Judge Program. Temporary Judges are appointed and serve at the discretion of the Court. The Presiding Judge's letter of invitation   to the Bay Area legal community provides information about the Court's Temporary Judge Program. The Court continuously recruits temporary judges. For more information, click to see the Court's Temporary Judge Program Brochure .

2. Requirements

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