Members of the bench, bar, and the public are hereby notified by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (the "Commission") that there are nineteen (19) applicants for the pending vacancies on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the retirement of the Honorable Peter A. Krauthamer and the Honorable Hiram E. Puig-Lugo. The Commission will submit the names of three applicants to the President of the United States for his consideration to nominate and appoint a judge for each vacancy. The applicants are:
|Hon. Sherri M. Beatty-Arthur||Hon. Philip A. Medley|
|Hon. Rahkel Bouchet||Franklyn Garfield Musgrave, Jr.|
|Hon. Christopher Costa||Hon. Lloyd U. Nolan, Jr.|
|Aisha Braithwaite Flucker, Esq.||Micah Salb, Esq.|
|FaraT. Gold, Esq.||Michael L. Shenkman, Esq.|
|Hon. Sharon E. Goodie||John F. Stanton, Esq.|
|Thomas R. Healy, Esq.||Hon. Charles L. Thomas, Jr.|
|Hon. Adam R. Hunter||Hon. Raquel Trabal|
|Erin C. Johnston, Esq.||Stefan R. Wolfe,Esq.|
|Ray D. McKenzie, Esq.|
The Commission invites comments by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2023, regarding the fitness of the above-listed applicants for a judicial position on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Applicants can be evaluated with respect to eight categories:
- Judicial Temperament (e.g., ability to treat everyone with respect; willingness to listen with patience and courtesy; collegiality);
- Professional Skills and Abilities (e.g., experience; intellectual ability; analytical skills; knowledge of the law and its underlying principles; knowledge of the rules of procedure and evidence; ability and willingness to learn and develop professionally);
- Ethics (e.g., integrity; impartiality; objectivity; sound judgment; restraint);
- Commitment to Diversity (e.g., treats people equally, fairly and with respect, regardless of gender, race, national origin, economic status, sexual orientation or any other factor; promotes inclusiveness of women and minorities);
- Leadership and Communication Skills (e.g., ability to communicate clearly and succinctly; ability to inspire respect and confidence; decisiveness);
- Efficiency and Organizational Skills (e.g., ability to work efficiently and under time constraints; ability to work constructively with others; ability to manage time);
- Writing Skills (e.g., ability to write clearly, concisely and persuasively); and
- Community Service (e.g., pro bono activities; public service; volunteer activities; civic or charitable activities or memberships)
The Commission has created a web-based survey to facilitate the comment process and has posted the applicants' biographical sketches at: www.jnc.dc.gov/page/judicial-officer-applicants. Comments may also be provided by letter and should address the categories above. Letters are to be sent to the Commission via mail (515 5th Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC 20001), email ([email protected]), or fax ((202) 879-0755).
All comments submitted to the Commission become part of an applicant's confidential file for two years. They will not be publicly released or provided to the applicant. The content of any comments discussed with an applicant will not reveal the source of such comment, absent written consent by the individual providing the comment.
Any technical problems or questions shouldbe directed to the Commissionat (202) 879-0477 or [email protected].
Members of the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission
The Honorable Marie C. Johns
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-2403
Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq.
7825 Orchid Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20012
Addy R. Schmitt, Esq.
Harris St. Laurent & Wechsler LLP
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Vincent H. Cohen, Jr., Esq.
1900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1110
Yaida O. Ford, Esq.
Ford Law Pros P.C.
1001 L Street, SE
Washington, DC, 20003
The Honorable Linda W. Cropp
4001 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
The Honorable Tanya S. Chutkan
United States District Court
for the District of Columbia
United States Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001