Review Committee of the COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL NOMINEES EVALUATION (RJNE)

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: Diane Blackmon, 415-538-2366

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

Available Positions:  2 (former JNE commissioner who served at least three years and whose last year of service ended between 2011 and 2014)

Application deadline:  May 4, 2017 (SBCAppForm.pdf)