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

Monday, April 4, 2016

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 Melvin R. Wright, effective August 5, 2016, and the Honorable Rhonda Reid Winston, effective September 30, 2016.  The Commission invites qualified individuals to apply for these vacancies by 5 pm on Friday May 13, 2016.  See D.C. Code §§ 1-204.31, 1-204.33.  Application materials, including instructions, are available on the Commission’s website:   

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 an original and one paper copy of their complete application materials to the Executive Director.  All application materials and correspondence shall be addressed to Katherine L. Garrett, Executive Director, Judicial Nomination Commission, 515 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC  20001.  All application materials must be received no later than 5 pm Friday May 13, 2016.  Late, incomplete, or outdated application materials will not be considered.       

Applicants shall also email a copy of their Letter of Interest, Resume, Applicant Questionnaire, and writing samples, in separate PDF format files to the Executive Director and to each Commission member.  Detailed instructions are on the Commission’s website.
The Commission does not require letters of recommendation, letters of support, or endorsements, but will accept them.  Such letters must be received by the Commission no later than 5 pm on June 13, 2016.  Consult the application instructions on the Commission‘s website for additional information on the procedures for submitting letters.  

Questions concerning the judicial vacancy application process shall be directed to the Commission’s Executive Director at (202) 879-0478 or [email protected].   If you have questions about the application process, please participate in an open conference call with the Commission’s Executive Director.  Dates and dial-in information are on the Commission 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

Washington, DC  20001

(202) 354-3260

[email protected]


Ronald S. Flagg, Esquire

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, Esquire

Office of the Attorney General

441 4th St NW, Suite 1100 South

Washington, DC  20001


[email protected]


John J. McAvoy, Esquire

3110 Brandywine St, NW

Washington DC  20008

(202) 966-8544

[email protected]


Woody N. Peterson, Esquire

Zelle LLP 1220 L Street, NW, #100-143

Washington, DC  20005

(202) 846-6437

[email protected]


Rev. Morris L. Shearin, Sr.    

Israel Baptist Church

1251 Saratoga Avenue, NE

Washington, DC  20018

(202) 269-0288

[email protected]