Welcome to Citizens for Judicial Excellence

Citizens for Judicial Excellence was founded for one purpose: to improve the quality of the judges in the busiest of our court systems by offering voters actual choices in judicial elections. CJE fulfills its mission by recruiting, encouraging, educating, supporting, and financing a select number of highly qualified candidates whose election — by objective standards — would truly improve the quality of the bench.

Since its inception, CJE has grown into the most effective and influential political force in the legal community. In fact, CJE is recognized as the most highly organized, sophisticated, well-funded, and professional judicial-election PAC in the country. Click to learn more about CJE's Mission.

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CJE CLE: “Cars, Kids & CPS”

CJE CLE "Cars, Kids & CPS" Friday, September 25, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Carillon Point Regus Center 5400 Carillon Point Road Kirkland, WA 98033 The CLE curriculum will include a review of the various issues involved when cars, kids and CPS collide:   Brief Review of Crimes Related to Children Attorneys Lizanne Padula and Lauren McLane will review the various offenses relating to unattended children in vehicles, … [Read More...]

We’ve Lost a Friend


Rob Thielke: Our Condolences

The CJE Board and members extend their heart-felt condolences to the family and associates of Vern Fonk Insurance President Rob Thielke who passed away from a long battle with cancer. Rob was a long-time stalwart supporter of CJE and was both loved and respected by CJE members, practicing attorneys and his insurance clients. A memorial […]

Legislative Activity

CJE President Padula Testifies Before Senate Law & Justice Committee

CJE President Lizanne Padula testified before the Washington State Senate Law & Justice Committee on June 17, 2015, regarding SB6134 "Exempting pretrial electronic alcohol monitoring programs from statutory limitations on pretrial supervision costs." Padula testified on behalf of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. … [Read More...]

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