The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (the "Commission") is pleased to announce a public forum to meet and hear from the members of the Commission and from a panel of judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia who will discuss life as a judge on the District of Columbia Courts. Former District of Columbia Bar Association President Thomas S. Williamson Jr. will moderate the panels. The forum will be held on September 12, 2013, from 5 to 7 pm, at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Historic Courthouse, 430 E Street NW, Second Floor, Courtroom 1, Washington, DC 20001. Members of the bench, bar, and public are encouraged to attend.
The public forum is designed to answer questions from lawyers who aspire to be a judge, contemplate making an application for a future judicial vacancy, or desire information about how judges are nominated and appointed to the District of Columbia court system. The Commissioners will discuss qualifications for judicial applicants, the application process, and the selection of nominees. The Commissioners will also discuss the function of the Commission and its role in the nomination process. The judicial panel will discuss pathways to the bench, the day-to-day work of a judge, and the various divisions in which a judge might serve. The judicial panel will also describe the rewards of public service from the perspective of a judicial officer. The forum will include a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.
Questions concerning the Commission or the public forum shall be directed to the Commission’s Executive Director at (202) 879-0478 or [email protected].