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Notice of Judicial Vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Members of the bench, bar, and public are hereby notified by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (the “Commission”) that a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia will occur as a result of the retirement of the Honorable Frederick H. Weisberg, effective March 22, 2018.  The Commission invites qualified individuals to apply for this vacancy by 12 pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  See D.C. Code §§ 1-204.31, 1-204.33.  Application materials, including instructions, are available on the Commission’s website: www.jnc.dc.gov.  

Please note that the Commission approved a revised JNC Form 21 Applicant Questionnaire in January 2017. All applications must be submitted using the new JNC Form 21. Individuals who submitted the revised JNC Form 21 for a vacancy on a District of Columbia court in 2017 may submit a short-form JNC Form 21A, with appropriate attachments.  

All persons interested in applying for this judicial vacancy shall review and comply with the application instructions on the Commission’s website. Applicants shall submit both an original and a paper copy of their complete application materials to the Executive Director. Do not email application materials to the Commission or Commission members.  All application materials and correspondence shall be addressed to Katherine L. Garrett, Executive Director, Judicial Nomination Commission, 515 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC  20001. All application materials must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 11, 2017. Late, incomplete, or outdated application materials will not be considered.   

The Commission does not require letters of recommendation, letters of support, or endorsements, but it will accept them. Such letters must be received by the Commission no later than 5 pm on November 14, 2017. Consult the application instructions on the Commission‘s website for additional information on the procedures for submitting letters. 

Questions concerning the application process for this judicial vacancy shall be directed to the Commission’s Executive Director at (202) 879-0478 or [email protected]. If you have questions about the application process, please participate in an open conference call with the Commission’s Executive Director. Dates and dial-in information are on the Commission’s website. 

 

 Members of the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission

Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan, Chair
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Chambers 4935-Annex
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 354-3260
[email protected]d.uscourts.gov

Ronald S. Flagg, Esq.
Legal Services Corporation
3333 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 295-1620
[email protected]

Mr. William Lucy
1831 Sudbury Lane, NW
Washington, DC  20012
(301) 520-0576
[email protected]

John J. McAvoy, Esq.
3110 Brandywine Street, NW
Washington, DC  20008
(202) 966-8544
[email protected]

Addy R. Schmitt, Esq.
Miller & Chevalier, Chtd.
900 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202)626-5837
[email protected]

Rev. Morris L. Shearin, Sr.                        
Israel Baptist Church
1251 Saratoga Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20018
(202) 269-0288
[email protected]

Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq.
Beveridge & Diamond, PC
1350 I St NW, #700
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 789-6023
[email protected]