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LASC: Court to Offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education Bench Conduct and Demeanor Training for Attorneys Interested in Becoming Temporary Judges

Court Notice

COURT TO OFFER MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION BENCH CONDUCT AND DEMEANOR TRAINING FOR ATTORNEYS INTERESTED IN BECOMING TEMPORARY JUDGES

Training Will Take Place on September 21, 2022; the Deadline to Register is September 14

The Court’s Temporary Judge Program is offering a Bench Conduct and Demeanor Training for attorneys interested in becoming a temporary judge with the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. The training will take place on September 21, 2022, and is provided pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.812, et seq.

The training is one of several requirements attorneys must complete for consideration to serve as a temporary judge. Attorneys who have been a member of the State Bar of California for 10 years are eligible to apply as a temporary judge. See below for training details:

– PROGRAM: BENCH CONDUCT AND DEMEANOR FOR TEMPORARY JUDGES
– TIME: 1 – 4 p.m.
– DATE: September 21, 2022
– LOCATION: Via Microsoft Teams

Advanced reservations are required and must be received by September 14, 2022, by emailing the Temporary Judge Program at TempJudgeProgram@lacourt.org. For further details, including information on the application process for becoming a temporary judge, contact the Temporary Judge Program via telephone at (213) 830-0870.

The Court is the program sponsor and is approved as a provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California (Provider No. 485). This training is intended for participants interested in applying to the Court’s Temporary Judge Program.

This training program will qualify for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of three hours of participatory credit: one hour will apply to elimination of bias in the legal profession credit; one hour will apply to legal ethics credit; and one hour will apply to general credit (of which zero hours will apply to prevention, detection and treatment of substance abuse/mental illness that impairs professional competence), as appropriate to the content of the
program.

Please be advised that the decision to appoint any attorney as a temporary judge is within the discretion of the Presiding Judge. An assignment to serve as a temporary judge does not constitute an employment relationship with the Court.

For further information on the Temporary Judge Program including requirements, disqualification, etc., see California Rules of Court, Rules 2.810-819, 10.740-10.746; Code of Ethics, Canon 6D.

You can see the full notice here.

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