The Review Committee (RJNE), established pursuant to Article 6, Rule 7.66 of the Rules and Procedures of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE Commission), is a five-member committee that is charged with reviewing requests from those candidates that are seeking reconsideration of a "not qualified" rating by the JNE Commission. RJNE evaluates information pertaining to the investigation of the candidate and focuses on possible violations of rules or procedures.

  • RJNE is composed of two members of the Board of Trustees (one lawyer member and one public member), one past member of the JNE Commission and two at-large members. 
  • Meetings are conducted by conference call and typically last between 30 and 60 minutes. They may be held as often as four or five times a year.
  • Committee members may require between two to four hours to review materials prior to the conference call.
  • When staff assigns a committee member to lead an investigation into a candidate's appeal, the RJNE Chair may ask that member to draft a written summary and recommendation that will be only disclosed to the other members of the committee.
  • Applicants should possess attorney or other legal-related experience, knowledge of the judiciary, strong analytical skills and an ability to assess confidential information in a thorough and objective manner.

Staff Contact: Heidi Schwab-Wilhelmi, 415-538-2274

Meetings per year: 4-5 (by conference call)

Available Positions:  1 (former JNE commissioner who served at least three years and whose last year of service ended between 2010 and 2013)

Application deadline:  May 6, 2016 (Adobe PDF)