Judicial Mentor Program
How Does it Work?
This two-part program consists of one-on-one mentoring and community outreach. Further details are provided in the FAQs.
Mentee attorneys will be paired with a mentor judge who will discuss the prospective applicant's career objectives, answer questions, and provide guidance regarding the judicial application process.
The role of the mentor judges is not to select or recommend candidates; rather it is to demystify the application process. Participation in the program is not an endorsement by Alameda County Superior Court; nor is it a guarantee of appointment.
The Community Outreach and Elimination of Bias Committee ("Outreach Committee") will work with all sectors of the legal community, including bar associations, public interest organizations, government attorneys, private law firms, and solo practitioners to recruit an inclusive and diverse judicial applicant pool. The goals of these outreach efforts are to: inform members of the legal community of the program, disseminate consistent information regarding the judicial application process and criteria, and encourage individuals to apply or assist in efforts to recruit diverse candidates for the bench.
An applicant must:
- have practiced law in the State of California for at least nine years,
- be in good standing with the State Bar of California, and
- be committed to public service.