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Applicants sought for State Bar Court review and hearing judge positions

A state Supreme Court committee is seeking qualified candidates to serve as State Bar Court review and hearing judges. Two hearing judge positions are open, one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles, and one part-time (60 percent) review judge position is open. That judgeship can be filled in either city and offers a pro rata salary of $107,273. The salary for a hearing judge is $163,274 per year.

The court consists of a three-member review department and a five-judge hearing department. The judges hear and decide attorney disciplinary and other State Bar regulatory cases, make written recommendations to the Supreme Court regarding the imposition of discipline and perform related judicial duties. Candidates must have been a member of the California bar for at least five years, have no discipline record in California or any other jurisdiction and must meet the requirements established by rule 9.11 of the California Rules of Court and Government Code section 12011.5.

Applications will be reviewed by an Applicant Evaluation and Nomination Committee appointed by the Supreme Court. An extensive professional and personal history, references and background investigation, and personal interview may be required. The application deadline is March 19 and early applications are highly encouraged.

Application forms and questionnaires are available at For further information or to request an application packet by mail, write or call State Bar of California, Office of the State Bar Court – JUDGE, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105-1639; 415-538-2015.