CJEO members are appointed by the Supreme Court pursuant to rule 9.80(c) of the California Rules of Court.  In making CJEO appointments, the Supreme Court considers a wide range of judicial experience, including factors such as a strong background in judicial ethics, experience as a presiding judge, courtroom experience in a variety of settings, and service in courts of different sizes throughout the state.  The committee is intended to reflect the diversity of challenges encountered by California judges, who function in varied environments.

The current CJEO members are:

Hon. Ronald B. Robie, Chair
Associate Justice of the Court of  Appeal
Third Appellate District
Hon. Douglas P. Miller, Vice-Chair
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
Fourth Appellate District, Division Two
Hon. Marla J. Miller
Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal
First Appellate District, Division Two
Hon. Judith L. Haller
Associate Justice of the Court of  Appeal
Fourth Appellate District, Division One
Hon. Suzanne N. Kingsbury
Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of El Dorado
Hon. Robert J. Trentacosta
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Diego
Hon. Kenneth K. So
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Diego
Hon. Michael T. Garcia
Judge of the Superior Court of California (Ret.),
County of Sacramento
Hon. Samantha P. Jessner
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles
Hon. George J. Abdallah, Jr.
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Joaquin
Hon. Curtis E.A. Karnow
Judge of the Superior Court of California,
County of San Francisco
Hon. Belinda A. Handy
Commissioner of the Superior Court of California,
County of Riverside