Call to CJE 2018 Annual Member Meeting

 

 

Review of Judicial Candidates & November Races

Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5:30 PM8:00 PM

All CJE members are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the 2018 CJE Annual Meeting and Judicial Candidate Review Meeting of Citizens for Judicial Excellence. CJE leadership will review the field of candidates for municipal and district court judicial races in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.

All members are encouraged to attend, share their thoughts on races where CJE should play an important role, discuss the current judicial races and candidates, and vote on which candidates CJE should target or support*. This meeting will include a poll of candidates and discussion of the results which will help guide the organization’s leadership in this election.

The meeting commences on Thursday, September 13, 2018, and will be held at Carillon Point Regus Center, 5400 Carillon Point, Building 5000, 4th Floor in Kirkland. (After entering Carillon Point, turn left at the intersectionCJE-2014-Annual-Meeting, then drive to the end of the road. Building 5000 is on the right. Parking is located directly across the driveway from Building 5000 and is free for those departing after 7:00 p.m.)

A light dinner of sandwiches, beverages and dessert will be provided courtesy of CJE. Please check the CJE website at cjepac.com/meeting for further meeting details.

Please Register and RSVP by Tuesday, September 11 so that we can arrange for adequate seating and food/beverages. This is your opportunity, as a CJE member, to discuss the important judicial races. Please note that this meeting is open only to CJE members in good standing** and is not open to guests. If you cannot attend, you can assign your proxy*** to another CJE member or board member. Please email greg@cjepac.com to receive a proxy form (write “Proxy Request” in the subject line).

We look forward to seeing you there.

— CJE Board of Directors

 

* The CJE Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee Guidelines are available for review on the CJE website at cjepac.com/evaluation-rules

** If you are not current on your dues, please contact CJE Administrative Director Greg McDonald at greg@cjepac.com or (206) 456-6911 ext 202 to make arrangements to become current

*** Proxy voting is subject to the provisions in the CJE Bylaws, Article VIII, §5(A)(2). Please refer to the CJE website at cjepac.com/bylaws for details

 

 


Carillon Point Regus Center
5400 Carillon Point
Building 5000, 4th Floor
Kirkland, WA 98033

 

 

Call to CJE 2017 Annual Member Meeting

CJE-2014-Annual-MeetingEventbrite - CJE 2017 Annual Member Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:30 PM8:30 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 Judicial Intelligence Report for King and Snohomish counties.  There will be a significant number of open seats in 2018 as well as vacancies to be filled by the King and Snohomish county councils as well as the Seattle City Council.

We will have a discussion about indentifying promising judicial candidates and building a farm team of pro tems who will be well-prepared to run for office in 2018 as well as applying for upcoming vacancies.

All members are encouraged to attend and share ideas on races where CJE might play an important role, discuss potential judicial candidates, and “fact check” any rumors that might be floating around out there. As usual we will have our closed door, candid and freewheeling discussion about the state of the bench. A straw poll and discussion of the results will help guide the organization’s leadership in the coming year.

The meeting commences on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Logan Building in downtown Seattle located at 500 Union St, 9th Floor. Please be on time as the building’s main doors are locked at 6:00 — we will have someone at the doors to allow entry until 6:15. Paid parking is available in nearby buildings such as City Centre, the Washington Athletic Club, and Hilton Hotel on 6th Avenue.

A light dinner of sandwiches, beverages and desert will be provided courtesy of CJE. Please check the CJE website at www.cjepac.com for further meeting details.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 7 so that we can arrange for adequate seating and food/beverages. This is your opportunity, as a CJE member, to discuss important issues for 2017 and beyond. Please note that this meeting is open only to CJE members in good standing* and is not open to guests. In addition, all discussions during the meeting are confidential and intended for CJE members only.

We look forward to seeing you there.

* If you are not current on your dues, please contact CJE Administrative Director Greg McDonald at gmcdonald@cjepac.com or (206) 456-6911 ext 202 to make arrangements to become current.


Logan Building
500 Union St
9th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101

 

2015 Annual Meeting Report: Barr Retires, Padula Elected President

Steve-Ted-Award-PresentationThe 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 today.

Out-going Treasurer Mark Garka’s  presentation showed CJE to be in good financial health and already building its war chest for the 2018 elections.

The membership was briefed on CJE’s on-going series of continuing legal education courses for members and interested attorneys and the variety of social events held each year. Barr noted that Poker Night is coming up on May 2 and looks to be the biggest and best fundraising event yet.

Lizanne Padula

Lizanne Padula

Officer elections were held and the following were elected for the 2015–2019 term:

Lizanne Padula, President
Mark Garka, Vice President
Gayle Brandon-Behrend, Treasurer
Danielle Havens, Secretary

Ted Barr remains on the Board as President Emeritus. The new Board will appoint four additional directors at the next Board meeting.

Call to CJE 2015 Annual Meeting

CJE-2014-Annual-MeetingThursday, March 19, 2015 from 5:30 PM8:30 PM

All CJE members are invited and encouraged to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting of Citizens for Judicial Excellence. This meeting is one of the more important meetings for CJE members as elections will be held for officers to serve for the next four years.

The CJE Board will review CJE’s financial status, accomplishments during 2014, and goals for 2015 and beyond as we plan for the 2018 municipal and district court elections.

The meeting will include a discussion about indentifing promising judicial candidates and building a farm team of pro tems who will be well-prepared to run for office in 2018. There are likely to be a significant number of open seats in 2018 as well as vacancies that will open to be filled by King and Snohomish county councils.

All members are encouraged to attend and share ideas on races where CJE might play an important role, discuss potential judicial candidates, and “fact check” any rumors that might be floating around out there. As usual, the annual meeting will include a straw poll and discussion of the results which will help guide the organization’s leadership in the coming year.

The meeting commences on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at Carillon Point (same location as last year’s annual meeting) located at Carillon Point Regus Center, 5400 Carillon Point, Building 5000, 4th Floor in Kirkland. Parking is located directly across the driveway from Building 5000 and is free for those departing after 7:00 p.m.

A light dinner of sandwiches, beverages and desert will be provided courtesy of CJE. Please check the CJE website at www.cjepac.com for further meeting details.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 17 so that we can arrange for adequate seating and food/beverages. This is your opportunity, as a CJE member, to discuss important issues for 2015 and beyond. Please note that this meeting is open only to CJE members in good standing* and is not open to guests.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Eventbrite - CJE 2015 Annual Meeting

* If you are not current on your dues, please contact CJE Administrative Director Greg McDonald at gmcdonald@cjepac.com or (206) 456-6911 ext 202 to make arrangements to become current.