Apply or Nominate for Judicial Council and Advisory Body Membership

2020 Judicial Council Nominations

We are currently soliciting nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the Judicial Council.  The deadline for submitting a nomination for the Judicial Council is February 14, 2020.

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  • Judicial Council Nominations Form Part I (to be completed by the nominee or nominator)
  • Judicial Council Nominations Form Part II (to be completed and signed by the nominee. Please note that for multiple nominations, the nominee is only required to submit Part II of the nomination form once.)

Nominations and Appointment Process

The Executive and Planning Committee of the Judicial Council is responsible for coordinating the nominations process to fill vacancies on the council and its advisory bodies. The nominations and appointment process and the advisory bodies' roles and responsibilities are described in the California Rules of Court. See rules 10.40–10.64 for the membership categories for each advisory body. As chair of the Judicial Council, the Chief Justice may also appoint task forces, comprised of judges, court officials, attorneys, and members of the public, to advise the council in studying the condition of court business, improving judicial administration, and assisting the council. Task forces handle particular projects or proposals and make recommendations to the council.

If you would like to be considered for future vacancies, you may fill out the Interest Card Form.