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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Judicial Appointments

King County Council Names York & Poydras to Southeast District Court Vacancies

Late Wednesday morning, April 5, 2017, The King County Council chose Matthew York and Jason Poydras to fill the King County Southeast District Court vacancies created by the retirement of Judge Richard Bathum and election Judge Matt Williams to King County Superior Court. York and Poydras were chosen unanimously by the King County Council Committee as […]

CLE Rescheduled to May 12

CJE CLE: “Play It Again Sam — Appeals & Getting a New Trial”

  CJE CLE Play It Again Sam — Appeals & Getting a New Trial   Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm   WSBA Training Center 1325 Fourth Ave. Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98101 There’s still an opportunity to Register! Rescheduled for Friday, May 12 — One of the CLE instructors was stranded in […]

Upcoming CJE Events


CJE Wire: Case Law Updates

Citizens for Judicial Excellence is pleased to announce the launch of CJE Wire: Case Law Updates, a new service to help keep our members informed about recent court decisions that may impact their law practices. Click to check out the latest posts.