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JNC Recommends Three Candidates for DC Superior Court Vacancy

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (“Commission”) has forwarded to President Barack Obama the names of three lawyers for his consideration in selecting nominees to fill the judicial vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (“Superior Court”) created by the forthcoming retirement of Hon. Lee F. Satterfield. The President has sixty (60) days to select a nominee to fill the vacancy.

The Commission recommends the following candidates to fill Judge Satterfield’s vacancy:

Eric S. Glover, Esq. serves as the Chief of the Civil Enforcement Section of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, which represents the District, its employees, and various agencies in affirmative and administrative litigation matters before administrative boards, the DC Office of Administrative Hearings, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Prior to joining the Civil Enforcement Section, Mr. Glover oversaw the District of Columbia Office of Risk Management’s Tort Liability Program, and served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General’s Civil Litigation Division, defending negligence, constitutional, and employment discrimination lawsuits. Mr. Glover previously practiced criminal, civil, and medical malpractice law in New York City. He serves on the Council for Court Excellence Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Subcommittee, co-chairs the Washington Bar Association’s (WBA) Knowledge is Power: Brown Bag Committee, and is a founding member of the WBA Military and Government Lawyers Section. Previously, Mr. Glover served as a member of the DC Bar’s Litigation Section’s Steering Committee. He also participates in various community service programs throughout the District. A native Bostonian, Mr. Glover received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Morgan State University, and his Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law.

Hon. Lloyd Urban Nolan, Jr., has been a Magistrate Judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia since 2010, serving in the Family Court. Previously, he was an attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia for eleven years, where he tried numerous juvenile and adult felony  cases. During his tenure at the Public Defender Service, Magistrate Judge Nolan also worked in the appellate division, served as a member of the hiring committee, forensic practice group, and was the chair of the Deborah T. Creek Criminal Practice Institute, which provided training to local criminal practitioners. Magistrate Judge Nolan received a Bachelors in Business Administration from American International College, and his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law. While in law school, Judge Nolan was a member of the Faculty Tenure and Promotions Committee, and participated in the DC Law Students in Court program. He received the 1998 Patricia Roberts Harris Award, the Black Law Students Association’s “Student of the Year” award, and the Shapiro Public Service Internship Award. Magistrate Judge Nolan was also selected as the Black Law Students Association’s Alumni of the year 2011. After law school, Magistrate Judge Nolan served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Russell F. Canan of the Superior Court. 

Hon. Sean C. Staples is a Magistrate Judge assigned to the Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He presides over an abuse and neglect calendar, serves on the Family Court Rules Committee and is Co-Chair of the Family Court Training Committee. Previously, Magistrate Judge Staples was Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Project Director at Children’s Law Center (CLC), the largest legal services organization in the District of Columbia and the only to focus on children. Prior to his work at CLC, Magistrate Judge Staples was a clinical professor in the criminal division of the DC Law Students in Court Program. He taught criminal trial practice and procedure and supervised law students in the representation of adults and juveniles in DC Superior Court. He has worked as an assistant public defender in Fairfax, VA and as a sole practitioner. He has tried dozens of cases in criminal and family courts. He is former co-chair of the Courts, Lawyers and Administration of Justice Steering Committee of the DC Bar and a former member of DC Law Students in Court Board of Directors. Magistrate Judge Staples received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and graduated magna cum laude from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. After law school, he served as a judicial clerk for then-Associate Judge Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court. Prior to law school Magistrate Judge Staples was a legislative assistant and assistant press secretary to Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr. in New York’s 19th congressional district.

Please direct any questions to the Commission’s Executive Director at (202) 879-0478 or [email protected].

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]

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

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

Natalie O. Ludaway, Esq.
Office of the Attorney General
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 1100 S
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 724-1521
[email protected]

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

Woody N. Peterson, Esq.
ZELLE LLP
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 375
Washington, DC, 20006
D (202) 899-4103
F (612) 336-9100
[email protected]

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