Judicial Candidates

Committee Chairs
Evaluation Dates

We meet about six times a year (sometimes more if necessary), determining dates at the beginning of the year. Candidates are reviewed on a first come, first served basis, and we evaluate four candidates each session. We receive about 2-4 applications a month, and it is not unusual to have 10-15 candidates in line.



 Dear Judicial Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in being screened by The Cardozo Judicial Evaluation Committee's (CJEC).  In order for us to schedule a date, we ask that you submit the following to [email protected] and [email protected].

1. Completed Governor's Uniform Judicial Evaluation QuestionnaireIMPORTANT: Please do NOT provide us with your social security number (page 1 of the Uniform Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire).

2. Signed Waiver of Liability (See Documents).

3. Please save documents you submit with your name in the title.  For example, "Smith, Jane - governor form.pdf" and "Smith, Jane - waiver.pdf". 

A quorum of the CJEC (at least four members) will be present at your interview. The interview will last twenty minutes. You will have time for a short opening and closing statement. You will be questioned informally by Committee members.

Immediately following your interview, those Committee members present during your interview will discuss your screening and vote on your rating. The Chair of the CJEC will notify you of your rating within two business days thereafter.

Our decision is based upon the Uniform Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, reference checks, your interview, and any other information we find relevant.  This is done in conjunction with our by-laws (See Documents). The screening process and deliberations are confidential and the information obtained is not disclosed.  

The CJEC has a diverse membership with regard to gender, race, age, type of practice, size of firm, geographic, and other factors considered relevant.

Thank you again for seeking our evaluation. 

About the Cardozo Society

The Cardozo Society is the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle's affinity group for legal professionals and the official Washington State Bar Association minority bar for Jewish lawyers in Washington. Cardozo Society programming integrates legal and Jewish concerns to demonstrate the unique contributions the legal profession can make to improve the Jewish and local communities.

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle www.jewishinseattle.org