California Judicial Branch Career Opportunities

A variety of opportunities are available in the California Judicial Branch.
View postings and apply for jobs with the following courts and agencies:

  • Supreme Court of California
  • California Courts of Appeal
  • Judicial Council of California
  • California Judicial Center Library
  • Commission on Judicial Performance
  • Habeas Corpus Resource Center

The applicant system is available daily from 12:50 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

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Note: The applicant system is offline for scheduled maintenance on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening to 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

Additional Career Opportunities

   Search and apply for jobs with the superior courts

   Learn about becoming a court interpreter

Notice to Users

Due to the unprecedented fiscal crisis facing our state and related budget cuts to the judicial branch, the Judicial Council has restrictions on recruitments to fill vacancies and establishing new positions. Possible exemptions to these restrictions include positions that are required to implement new legislation, federally or grant funded positions, or positions that support critical initiatives. All position requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by Human Resources and Finance with a recommendation being made to the Executive Office on final approval.

The California Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal determine their own recruitment needs as do other judicial branch agencies (Habeas Corpus Resource Center and the Commission on Judicial Performance) based on their own program needs and cost-cutting measures.

Special Access

If you prefer to complete a paper application, or are unable to apply online, please download the Employment Application or request a paper application by visiting us at:

Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-3688

Need TDD access?
You can call our TDD line at 415-865-4272.

Need Help?
For help, review the Tips for Job Applicants for guidance.

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