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Judicial Officer Applicants

The comment period for judicial officer applicants to the Jackson vacancy is CLOSED. 

The comment period for judicial applicants to the Judges Bush and Motley vacancies is open from July 20, 2017 – August 21, 2017. The Commission has received applications from members of the Bar, listed below, interested in appointment to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirements of the Hon. Zoe Bush and the Hon. Thomas Motley. 

Magdalena A. Acevedo
Michael T. Ambrosino
Mark D. Back
Sheila B. Berman
Hon. Rahkel Bouchet
Hon. Rainey R. Brandt
Hon. Julie R. Breslow
Hon. Tyrona T. De Witt
Ann Marie Duffy
Nebiyu Feleke
Eric S. Glover
Hon. Sharon E. Goodie
Hon. Heide L. Herrmann
Kelly Ann Higashi
Karlyn J. Hunter
Hon. Jacqueline M. Ivey
Lee W. Jackson
Dorsey G. Jones, II
Hon. Tanya M. Jones Bosier
Jason H. Lederstein
Hon. Herman Alexander Manuel
Hon. Shana Frost Matini
Elbert L. Maxwell, II
Hon. Leslie A. Meek
Hon. Shelly A. Mulkey
Hon. Adrienne J. Noti
Edward A. O’Connell
Peter C. Pfaffenroth
Judith E. Pipe
Caroline S. Platt
Hon. Kenia Seoane López
Hon. Sean C. Staples
Eli D. Wood
Melissa F. Zappala

The Commission invites comments no later than August 21, 2017 regarding the fitness of each of these applicants to serve as a judicial officer. All comments are confidential and may be submitted anonymously. NOTE:  If you submitted comments on an applicant within the past two years, you do not need to send in your comments again. Comments remain part of an applicant’s file for two years.

Please use the online survey to submit comments.You may also submit written comments directly to the Commission at:  DC-JNC, 515 5th St NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC  20001 or via email: [email protected].

Guidelines for written comments are available here.