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Judicial Member Leadership Opportunities Now Open

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Nominating Committee is accepting applications of active judicial members for open positions on the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. Terms are three (3) years. Applicants must submit a letter of intent and current resumé or curriculum vitae, and complete the application questionnaire no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

First Term Application
Second Term Application

If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Stephens, Board Relations Coordinator, at or (775) 507-4786.

During the NCJFCJ Annual Conference each July, the Nominating Committee is charged with recommending the slate of judicial candidates to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. The candidates are chosen from active judicial members who submit applications to serve as Directors. The election of judicial Directors takes place at the General Business Meeting of the Membership during the Annual Conference in July.

NCJFCJ judicial members who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply, and to outreach to eligible colleagues who may be ready to contribute as a Board Director and encourage them to apply.

Application documents may be submitted by mail, email, or fax to: 
Judge Marshall Murray, Nominating Committee Chair
c/o Vanessa Stephens, NCJFCJ Board Relations Coordinator

By Mail
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507

By Email

By Fax
(775) 507-4848

Printable First Term Application
Printable Second Term Application

Pursuant to the NCJFCJ Bylaws, each person seeking nomination for the office of Judicial Director must possess the following minimum qualifications at election:

  1. Be a current Active member in good standing of the NCJFCJ for at least one (1) full year.
  2. Be sitting as a judicial officer at the time of application for the first term as a Director.
  3. Have previously attended an Annual Conference or equivalent NCJFCJ event in any capacity (e.g., participant, faculty, observer) within the last three (3) years.
  4. Have submitted a completed application in a time and manner prescribed by the Nominating Committee.
  5. Certify that they will comply with the Individual Responsibilities of a Director, as outlined in Article IV. C. and the Standards of Conduct as currently issued by the Board of Directors.
  6. Any person seeking nomination for the first term as a Director shall provide the names of two Active members as references.

In addition, the Nominating Committee will consider additional relevant factors, including but not limited to:

  • Participation on committees.
  • Drafting of articles or publications.
  • Serving as faculty at conferences or workshops.
  • Participation in other advisory groups.
  • Diversity in all its forms, including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, age, disability status, profession, geography, and jurisdiction, and commitment to the principles of the NCJFCJ’s Diversity Policy Statement.
  • Attributes of collaborative leadership, seeking and valuing working with a diverse group of people with varied expertise.
  • Financial support of the organization.

For information regarding the current Directors and their roles, visit the NCJFCJ Board of Directors webpage below. For information about NCJFCJ Bylaws, Standards of Conduct, and other important policies, visit the About NCJFCJ webpage below.

Board of Directors Webpage
About NCJFCJ Webpage