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.

New Vargas Views Column


Conditions Of Release In Courts Of Limited Jurisdiction

Vargas Views By Diego J. Vargas The Vargas Law Firm, PLLC Article 1 § 20, of the Washington State Constitution, states: All persons charged with crime shall be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses when the proof is evident, or the presumption great.  Bail may be d … [Read More...]

2014 King County District Court Judicial Assignments

The 2014 Judicial Assignments for the King County District Courts have been made. CJE has prepared a quick guide to the new court assignments.
Download a PDF of the 2014 Judicial Assignments

2014 Judicial Races

CJE Special Meeting on Judicial Endorsements

Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM All CJE members are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the 2014 Judicial Candidate Review & Selection Meeting of Citizens for Judicial Excellence. The CJE Board and Political Directors will review the field of candidates for municipal and … [Read More...]

2014 Snohomish County District Court Criminal Motions Calendar Now Posted

The Snohomish County District Court Criminal Motions calendar for 2014 is now posted and available for download.

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