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 CJE Board Elected

Lizanne Padula

2015 Annual Meeting Report: Barr Retires, Padula Elected President

The 2015 Annual Meeting of Citizens for Judicial Excellence was held on March 19 in Kirkland. Ted Barr, CJE President for the past eight years, retired and the membership elected Lizanne Padula as CJE President for the next four-year term. Founding member Steve Hayne presented Ted with an award recognizing his eight years of service to CJE and his role as founding CJE president who built CJE into the respected and effective organization it is … [Read More...]

2015 Snohomish County District Court Criminal Motions Calendar Now Posted

The Snohomish County District Court Criminal Motions calendar for 2015 is now posted and available for download.

March, April & May King County District Court Calendars Now Available

The King County District Court Calendars for March, April and May 2015 are now available online for viewing and downloading.
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CJE’s Next CLE at the Kirkland Jail

Jail-cell

CJE CLE “Incarceration & Alternatives to Incarceration”

CJE CLE "Incarceration & Alternatives to Incarceration" Friday, April 17, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Kirkland Justice Center & City Jail 11750 NE 118th St Kirkland, WA 98034 Citizens for Judicial Excellence presents another CLE in its series of Continuing Legal Education courses on April 17, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The CLE will be held at the Kirkland Justice Center & City Jail in Kirkland, WA. Course D … [Read More...]

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