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Placement Questionnaire

Please use the questionnaire below to submit your areas of interest as a Temporary Judge. You should resubmit this form to the Court if your availability or preferences change over time.

Last name: Your last name is required.  Bar number: A value is required.

First name: Your first name is required.

See information on courthouse locations on our Courthouse web page, or use the interactive Google map.

 Superior Court Case Types and Locations:

I am willing to serve on the following types of cases at the locations selected below:
Downtown Superior Court   Old Courthouse

Family Justice Center  

Small Claims:
Downtown Superior Court   South County 

Santa Clara   South County

Downtown Superior Court


To assist the Court in the scheduling and best usage of our Temporary Judges in the Civil and Family Courts, please indicate your areas of specialization below (check all that apply):


PI- Personal Injury
BL - Business Litigation
EP - Employment Practices
CL - Communications Litigation
IPL - Intellectual Property Litigation
RPL - Real Property Litigation
CDL - Construction Defect Litigation
T - Torts
ED - Eminent Domain
MM - Medical Malpractice
PM - Professional Malpractice

Family Court:

SC - Mandatory Settlement Conference
SOC - Settlement Officer Conference
PDH - Property Division Hearing
DCSS - Commissioner Calendar

Probate Court:
AD - Adoptions
CNS - Conservatorships
DE - Decedent’s Estates
SNT - Special Needs Trusts
TM - Trust Matters

Availability: Please indicate your preferences:

Monday All day Morning Afternoon  
Tuesday All day Morning Afternoon Evening (Sm Clms/Traffic)
Wednesday All day Morning Afternoon  
Thursday All day Morning Afternoon  
Friday All day Morning Afternoon  

Additional information:

Please let us know any other information that will help with scheduling, such as scheduled vacations, leaves, conferences, etc.


I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that any statements I have made to the court in connection with my application are true and correct and that any material misrepresentation of fact may disqualify me from serving as a temporary judge. I further understand that by checking this box and printing my name below, that I agree to the Oath and Certification for the Office of Temporary Judge listed below.

Neither court appointment nor service of an attorney as a temporary judge establishes an employment relationship between the court and the attorney. Attorneys are appointed and serve voluntarily as temporary judges solely at the discretion of the presiding judge. (CRC 2.811 )

Print Full Name: A value is required.  Date: A value is required.

Oath and Certification:

For the Office of Temporary Judge, I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties that I am about to undertake. I do hereby certify that I am aware of and will comply with the provisions of Canon 6 of the Code of Judicial Ethics and the California Rules of Court including, but not limited to, the limitations of service set forth in
CRC 2.818 , which provide that an attorney may not serve as a court-appointed temporary judge, unless waived by the parties or by the Presiding Judge for good cause, if:

(1) the attorney, in any type of case, is appearing on the same day in the same courthouse as an attorney or as a party;
(2) the attorney, in the same type of case, is presently a party to any action or proceeding in the court; or
(3) in a family law or unlawful detainer case, one party is self-represented and the other party is represented by an attorney or is an attorney.

I certify that I have reviewed the Standing Order to Allow for Temporary Judge Policy Exceptions (2017) and the Standing Order to Allow for Temporary Judge Policy Exceptions (2023) , and will notify the Temporary Judge Program whenever I am disqualified or limited from service.

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