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Notice of Judicial Vacancy: the Honorable Linda D. Turner

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Members of the bar, bench and public are hereby notified by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission ("the Commission") that a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia will occur as a result of the retirement of the Honorable Linda D. Turner as an Associate Judge effective December 5, 2008.
Within 60 days of a vacancy, the Commission is to submit to the President of the United States the names of three persons for possible nomination and appointment to the Court. DC Code § 1-204.34. Accordingly, the Commission invites individuals to notify the Commission of their interest in being considered for this vacancy. Qualified applicants must be citizens of the United States, active members of the District of Columbia Bar, bona fide residents of the District of Columbia, and, for the five-year period immediately preceding the nomination, must be engaged in the active practice of law in the District of Columbia, on the faculty of a law school in the District of Columbia, or employed as an attorney by the United States or the District of Columbia government. For the precise eligibility requirements, please refer to DC Code § 1-204.33(b).

All persons interested in applying for a judicial vacancy must review and comply with the instructions and application materials on the Commission’s website, All applications and correspondence should be addressed to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan, Chairperson, Judicial Nomination Commission, 515 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC, 20001. In addition to the required paper copies of the application and/or letters of interest submitted to the Commission, a copy in PDF format must be sent via electronic mail to the Judicial Nomination Commission at [email protected] and to each of the Commission members at the email addresses below. All application materials must be received by December 19, 2008. Incomplete and/or untimely applications will not be considered.

All questions concerning the nomination application process should be directed to the Commission’s Chairperson, the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan, at (202) 354-3260 or [email protected].

The Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan
United States District Court
for the District of Columbia
United States Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 354-3260
[email protected]

Brooksley Born, Esquire
Arnold & Porter
555 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 942-5832
[email protected]

Mr. William Lucy
1625 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 429-1200
c/o [email protected]

Natalie O. Ludaway, Esquire
Leftwich & Ludaway LLP
1400 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-2403
(202) 434-9103
[email protected]

Rev. Morris L. Shearin, Sr., D. Min.
Israel Baptist Church
1251 Saratoga Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 269-0288
[email protected]

Karl A. Racine, Esquire
Venable LLP
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 344-8322
[email protected]
c/o [email protected]

Helgi C. Walker, Esquire
Wiley Rein & Fielding
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 719-7349
[email protected]