Family Court is now accepting applications from attorneys interested in serving as Pro Tem Hearing Masters in Domestic Violence/TPO, Child Support/Paternity, Mental Commitment, Guardianship, Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency, Discovery and Truancy Courts. This recruitment occurs on a regular basis to insure that trained attorneys are available to assist the Court in those roles. Anyone who is interested is required to submit an application, whether they have previously served as a Pro Tem Hearing Master or not. Applications from interested attorneys are due on or before March 28, 2014.
Attorneys who apply should be aware that specific training will be required of any who are selected, prior to sitting as a Pro Tem Hearing Master. They should also be aware of opinions of the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices which would affect them, including Opinions JE 99-004 and JE 04-003.
Those who are interested in applying for the first time, or in continuing to serve as a pro tem, should contact Angelica Baltier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 455-4622 to receive an application.
Following the due date, applications will be reviewed and selections made. It is possible that more individuals than the number necessary will apply. Thus, applicants will be notified whether they have been accepted and, if accepted, when their training will occur.