Judges' Retirement Fund (JRF): Definition

The Judges' Retirement Fund was created by the Legislature in 1937 for judges appointed or elected to the Supreme Court, the superior Court or the Court of Appeals. Members are eligible to receive a full retirement allowance at age 70 with 10 years of credited service, or at any age with 18 years of credited service. Members are eligible to receive a partial retirement allowance after 12 years of credited service as a judge. JRF provides disability and survivor benefits to members who meet plan requirements.