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Becoming A Judge

The SCCBA Civil Practice Committee presents an MCLE Seminar:

When: November 19, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Santa Clara County Bar Association
31 N. 2nd Street
Suite 400
San Jose, California  95113
United States
Contact: SCCBA

Online registration is closed.
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Our distinguished panelists, Governor Newsom's Appointment Secretary Justice Martin Jenkins, JNE Commissioner Aminder Singh, and Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Lucas and Zayner, will give guidance and insight into the appointment process for Superior Court Judges under Governor Newsom. Come and ask questions. If you've ever considered being a judge, this is the place to be. Some of what you will hear is:

  • What kind of candidate is the Governor looking for? 
  • Do you have to have certain kind of connections to be seriously considered? 
  • How do I make the PDQ meaningful? Who reviews the PDQ in the Governor's Office? 
  • Are letters of reference really that important? What should letters of reference include? 
  • How do I navigate the application process, especially the evaluation committees, including the local bar and JNE? 
  • What should I be doing in the years prior to my application to be considered a serious judicial candidate? 
  • How are we doing with diversity on the bench? 
  • How do I survive the whole process? Do I need mentors to assist me? 
SCCBA Member: $89
SCCBA New Admittee:
(Under 5 years in practice)
Non-Member Event Attendee: $129




Attend Online
SCCBA Member: $95
Non-Member Event Attendee: $135




Justice Martin Jenkins,                                                   Appointment Secretary

Aminder Singh,                                                                 JNE Commission

Hon. Patricia Lucas,                                                   Santa Clara Superior Court 

 Hon. Theodore Zayner,                                               Santa Clara Superior Court 



Amy Carlson,                                                       Carbone, Smith & Koyama

PROGRAM: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

General Substantive Law Credits



Parking is available just across the street from the SCCBA at the 3rd Street Parking Garage located between E. Santa Clara Street and St. John Street (SCCBA does not validate). 

Cancellations and refunds will be accepted only 48 hours prior to the event.  


PLEASE NOTERegistration fees must be paid prior to the program, or at the program check in. SCCBA will no longer invoice attendees for payment subsequent to the program. Cash, Credit Card, and Check accepted.


*All seminar materials will be distributed to pre-registrants via email. We will not provide hard copies. If you would like a hard copy of the materials we will provide upon request for a fee of $25.00.  


*State Bar of California Approved MCLE: The Santa Clara County Bar Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.   This program is approved for California MCLE credit.


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