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2019 Tribal Court-State Court Forum Nominations


We are currently looking to fill several upcoming vacancies on the Tribal Court-State Court Forum. The deadline for submitting a nomination for a tribal court judge to serve on the Forum is May 15, 2019.

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.