The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (Commission) has advised the President that Armando O. Bonilla, Esq., who had been recommended for his consideration in filling the judicial vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the retirement of the Honorable Russell F. Canan, has withdrawn his candidacy.
In accordance with D.C. Code § 1-204.34(d)(2), the Commission recommends the Honorable Adrienne Jennings Noti to replace Mr. Bonilla:
Hon. Adrienne Jennings Noti was sworn in as a Magistrate Judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 2014. Prior to her appointment, Judge Noti served as a Special Advisor at the Office of Child Support Enforcement, United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she developed and implemented federal child support policy. Previously, Judge Noti practiced family law for ten years. She served as a Managing Attorney at the DC Bar Pro Bono Program, coordinating the Advocacy and Justice Clinic. From 2002 to 2010, Judge Noti was a clinical law professor. As a Practitioner-in-Residence at American University’s Washington College of Law, she supervised the representation of low-income clients in family law cases in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Prior to that, at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, she led a law clinic and pro bono project. Judge Noti was previously a staff attorney with the Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Law Project in New York City. Judge Noti has taught as an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Social Work, Rutgers University–Newark, the American University Washington College of Law, and the Georgetown University Law Center.
Judge Noti is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of DC public schools. Judge Noti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center. Upon graduating from Georgetown, she clerked for the Honorable Carol Bagley Amon in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.