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

Friday, June 21, 2019

Members of the bench, bar, and public are hereby notified by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (the “Commission”) that two vacancies on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia will occur as a result of the retirements of the Honorable Michael L. Rankin, effective August 31, 2019, and the Honorable Judith Bartnoff, effective September 13, 2019. The Commission invites qualified individuals to apply for these vacancies by 12 pm on Monday, August 19, 2019.  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

All persons interested in applying for these judicial vacancies 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 Commission. Do not email application materials to the Commission or individual Commission members. Individuals who submitted the JNC Form 21 for a vacancy on a District of Columbia court within the twelve months preceding their application for one or both of the vacancies created by the retirements of Judges Rankin and Bartnoff may submit a short-form JNC Form 21A, with appropriate attachments. 

All application materials and correspondence shall be addressed to:Judicial Nomination Commission, 515 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC  20001. All application materials must be received no later than 12 pm on August 19, 2019. Late, incomplete, or outdated application materials will not be considered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 Friday, September 20, 2019. 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 at (202) 879-0478 or [email protected]. If you have questions about the application process, please participate in a JNC open conference call. 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]

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
William[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]

The Honorable Marie C. Johns
Leftwich LLC
1400 K Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005-2403
(202) 434-9124
[email protected]

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