Judicial Candidate Training

CJE’s board members and political directors regularly vet potential judicial candidates in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties who meet the high standards to serve on the municipal and district court bench. We primarily draw from defense attorneys in private practice, prosecutors and public defenders. We recruit and train them to run as candidates in judicial races.

In the year and a half leading up to the election, we conduct candidate training sessions and workshops to prepare judicial candidates for their campaigns. We educate them on the strict rules governing judicial races and public disclosure requirements for campaign financing.

We also make independent, third-party expenditures in support of select candidates during the election cycle.

Candidate Training for 2018 Elections

CJE will be conducting training sessions for municipal and district court judicial candidates for the 2018 election cycle commencing in 2017. We will publish the training schedule at that time. We welcome inquiries from qualified attorneys interested in attending these sessions.