Alameda County
Bar Association

Apply today for the JNE Commission 

Applications are being accepted now for the JNE Commission

For those of you interested in applying for the JNE Commission, the deadline is coming up fast!  It’s hard work, but so rewarding. 

The State Bar seeks members for the statewide Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE). If you are an active California attorney in good standing, a former judicial officer, or a nonattorney, the State Bar invites you to apply. The members of the JNE Commission assists the Governor in the judicial candidate vetting process by providing independent, comprehensive, and fair candidate evaluations. The ideal candidate has the skills and experience necessary to conduct an investigation, assess qualifications for service on the bench, and provide timely and well-written reports.

Time Commitment: There are six two-day meetings per year, in addition to a mandatory two-day orientation meeting to be held January 27–28, 2023, and a minimum of 20 to 40 hours of investigation/evaluation work per month.

Please share this information with your friends, colleagues, organizations you are affiliated with, and any other likely source of interested and qualified candidates. The deadline for filing an application is Friday, April 1, 2022. Questions? Contact

Please also see below some general dates:

April 1, 2022: Deadline to apply

January 27–28, 2023: Orientation
April 2023: Shadow Meeting
June 2023: First Meeting

In addition to the JNE Commission, the ACBA helps the Governor by organizing the Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee, specifically for Alameda County.