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Judicial Vacancy Application Deadline Extended

Monday, May 11, 2020

On March 9, 2020, the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (“Commission”) posted a notice of a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, occurring as a result of the anticipated retirement of the Honorable Patricia A. Broderick, effective June 5, 2020.

The Commission hereby provides notice that the date to apply for this vacancy has been extended to June 1, 2020. The Commission invites qualified individuals to apply by 12 pm on Monday, June 1, 2020. See D.C. Code §§ 1-204.31, 1-204.33. Application materials, including instructions, are available on the Commission’s website:

On May 4, 2020, the Commission provided notice of amendments to the application process for the Broderick vacancy as a result of COVID-19, which is available on the Commission’s website: As set forth in the May 4, 2020 notice, a complete application package includes a PD Form 70 police clearance. The Metropolitan Police Department is continuing to process police clearances, but only by appointment. Applicants are encouraged to obtain the PD 70 police clearance; the phone number to make an appointment is 202-671-6705. Applicants who are unable to obtain the PD 70 police clearance should apply by the posted deadline and provide a written statement with their application package that explains their best efforts to comply with the requirement.

To alleviate the need to locate a notary public, applicants for both vacancies should submit the JNC Form 29 certification form in lieu of the JNC Form 26, which is available on the Commission’s website:

All application materials may be submitted by hard copy, or they may be submitted online by using a secure portal available on the Commission’s website: Because the Commission’s office will primarily be operating remotely through at least May 15, 2020, electronic submission is highly encouraged to ensure that application materials are timely received. While the Commission’s staff will be able to confirm receipt of application materials, electronic submission will facilitate its ability to promptly notify applicants of any materials that are missing or otherwise incomplete.

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, July 3, 2020. 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].


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]

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
[email protected]

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

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

Professor Deborah Epstein
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Suite 334
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 662-9675
[email protected]