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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CJE Leadership Team

Daryl Graves Named to CJE Board

CJE is pleased to announce that Tacoma attorney Daryl Graves has joined the Board of Directors of Citizens for Judicial Excellence. Graves is a highly regarded attorney with nearly 40 years of legal experience. He is a former member of the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, past president of the Pierce County Bar […]

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

  CJE CLE Play It Again Sam — Appeals & Getting a New Trial   Friday, March 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm   Logan Building 500 Union St 9th Floor Conference Center Seattle, WA 98101   The CLE will cover the process of preparing a district or municipal court case for appeal 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...]

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.