Contra Costa Superior Court’s
Temporary Judge/Discovery Facilitator Programs

Discovery Facilitator Program

In an effort to avoid protracted, costly and unnecessary discovery disputes, the Contra Costa Superior Court followed the lead of other courts in the state to launch a Discovery Facilitator program. Since February 2013, parties with civil discovery disputes have been required to submit contested discovery issues for review and assessment by local attorney volunteers with at least 10 years' experience litigating civil or probate cases. View more information on this program or apply to serve.

Temporary Judge Program

Serving as a temporary judge for the Superior Court is a fantastic way for experienced attorneys to:

  • serve an overtaxed court system and assist the community
  • develop valuable experience in court operations and procedure
  • gain the respect and appreciation of our local bench officers

The Superior Court is in need of attorneys to assist with calendars including:

  • Civil Harassment
  • Discovery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law (support only)
  • Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency
  • Probate
  • Small Claims
  • Small Claims Appeals
  • Traffic
  • Unlawful Detainer

Do You Qualify?

Temporary judges serve at the discretion of the Presiding Judge and are screened, trained, and evaluated to serve as temporary judges pursuant to California Rules of Court, 2.810 et seq.

Eligible candidates must have been admitted to practice for at least 10 years and must satisfy other eligibility requirements, including completing a combination of at least 12 hours of online and in-person training every three years in judicial ethics and demeanor, and the substantive law associated with any calendar he/she might call.

How to Apply

If you qualify, please visit the Temporary Judge Program at the Superior Court website for directions on how to become a part of this valuable program.

Superior Court Temporary Judge Program: Get further details.

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