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.
The King County Council on Monday, March 18 appointed Bellevue attorney Ketu Shah to the King County Northeast District Court seat vacated by the untimely passing of Judge Frank LaSalata. After lengthy deliberation, the Council voted to name Shah from a final list of three candidates that also included Larry Mitchell of Redmond and Kara Murphy of Sammamish. All three were on CJE's "short list" of recommended candidates to the Council following a survey of CJE members. Congratulations to soon-to-be Judge Shah. … Read More...
The King County District Court calendars for June 2013 are now posted and available for download.
CJE is pleased to announce that we have the King County District Court calendars now available online. Learn more about our work with the presiding judge and court administrators to make this happen. Access the calendars.
CJE has launched a new initiative to rate the performance of sitting judges and pro tems. After each appearance before a judge, we encourage you to complete the rating form. Learn more about CJE's Rate the Judges project. Click to review a judge.
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