Skip to main content
Skip to main content.

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.

Temporary Judge Questionnaire


Superior Court Case Types and Locations:

I am willing to serve on the following types of cases at the locations selected below:

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

Small Claims


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):

Family Court:
Probate Court:


Please indicate your preferences:


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 )

Signature and Oath

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.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.