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

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Members of the bench, bar, and public are hereby notified by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (the “Commission”) that it is commencing a new application process for the three vacancies on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the retirements of the Honorable Rhonda Reid Winston, the Honorable Frederick H. Weisberg, and the Honorable Russell F. Canan. The nominations for each of these vacancies were returned by the United States Senate, and no applicants were nominated or renominated by the former President. Accordingly, the Commission will submit a new Recommended Nominees List for each vacancy. See DCMR §§ 28-2103.1, 28-2103.8. The Commission invites qualified individuals to apply for these vacancies by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021. 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. Application materials may be submitted by hard copy, or they may be submitted electronically by using a secure portal, available on the Commission’s website at: Because the Commission’s office is primarily operating remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, 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.

If submitting materials by hard copy, applicants shall submit both an original and a paper copy of their complete application materials to the Commission. All hard copy application materials and correspondence shall be addressed to: Judicial Nomination Commission, 515 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC 20001. Do not email application materials to the Commission or individual Commission members.

All application materials must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on May 10, 2021. Please note that the JNC Form 21, Applicant Questionnaire, and IRS Form 14767 were recently revised. All applications must be submitted using the July 2020 JNC Form 21. Late, incomplete, or outdated application materials will not be considered.

In May 2020, the Commission provided notice of amendments to its application requirements due to COVID-19. These amendments remain in effect and can be found in the JNC Form 20 Application Instructions.

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 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Consult the application instructions on the Commission’s website for additional information on the procedures for submitting letters.

Questions concerning the application process for these judicial vacancies 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
Black Lives Matter Plaza
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 626-5837
[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]