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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Call to CJE 2017 Annual Member Meeting

Call to CJE 2017 Annual Member Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM All CJE members are invited and encouraged to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting of Citizens for Judicial Excellence. This meeting is one of the more important meetings for CJE members as we are gearing up for the 2018 elections and working on providing input for current and upcoming district court vacancies. The CJE Board will review CJE's financial status, accomplishments during 2016, and goals for 2017 and beyond as we plan for the 2018 municipal and district court elections. The meeting will feature a comprehensive district-by-district … [Read More...]

In Memoriam

Nat Wylie — A Friend Lost

Nat WylieCJE has lost a good friend with the passing of longtime member Nat Wylie. Nat served his clients and the legal community well during his 17 years of practice. He is a former board member of Citizens for Judicial Excellence, past president of the East King County Bar Association and was currently serving as a trustee for the King County Bar Association.

Nathaniel H. Wylie passed away on January 11, 2017 at the age of 43. A lifetime resident of Mercer Island, Nat is survived by his son Austin; parents Linda and Peter; sister Renee; and brother Scott. The CJE Board and membership extend their heartfelt condolences to Nat’s family for their loss.

A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island on Friday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. CJE encourages its members to attend.


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.

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