Temporary Judges Program

The Kern County Superior Court invites attorneys to apply to serve as Temporary Judges Attorneys who wish to serve as Temporary Judges in the Superior Court of California must meet certain specifications, which are outlined in the CRC 2.812 To summarize:

  1. They must be an attorney in good standing with the State Bar of California and meet the other general conditions outlined in CRC 2.812.
  2. They must complete the online fill-in Application for Temporary Judges and submit it to:
    Superior Court of California, County of Kern
    Attn: Yadira Jimenez
    1215 Truxtun Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93301

    Application for Temporary Judges Privacy Notice
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  3. They must complete the training requirements outlined in the CRC 2.812. The Education Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts has developed online training that will meet a portion of the requirements.

    Live Bench Conduct and Demeanor course
    There is currently no Temporary Judge Live Bench Conduct and Demeanor course scheduled. Please email Yadira.Jimenez@kern.courts.ca.gov for more information.

A Temporary Judge Checklist has been provided for your convenience. If you have questions, please E-Mail Yadira.Jimenez@kern.courts.ca.gov or call (661)868-2641.