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Chief Judge Candidates

The following Court of Appeals judge in active service is the sole candidate for designation to a four-year term as Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, commencing March 17, 2021:

Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby Judge Blackburne-Rigsby Statement of InterestAppendices to Statement of Interest

The Commission invites comments by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020, regarding the fitness of the applicant for the position of Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The Commission has created a web-based survey to facilitate the comment process, available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X27VXNS

Comments may also be submitted by completing a paper copy of the survey, available here

Comments may also be submitted by letter. Written comments should address the candidate’s: (a) interest in court administration; (b) administrative and management ability and experience; (c) ability to lead the Court and to promote a sense of cooperation and collegiality among the judges, the Court staff, and other governmental and non-governmental entities; (d) ability to promote confidence in the Court and the judicial system; and (e) ability to provide intellectual leadership.

Letters and hard copies of the survey should be sent to the Commission via mail (515 5th Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC 20001), email ([email protected]), or fax ((202) 737-9126). All comments must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m on December 18, 2020.  All comments, surveys, and letters received become part of the confidential file for this Chief Judge designation process.  The Commission may discuss topics raised in the comments with the candidates, but will do so either by aggregating the comments, or otherwise ensuring that the source of the comments and the identity of the commenter are not revealed unless the commenter consents to the disclosure of his or her identity.

Contact the Commission’s Executive Director Tracy B. Nutall at 202-879-0478 or by email at [email protected] for more information.