Apply for Judicial Vacancy on D.C. Court of Appeals

January 13, 2017

Members of the bench, bar, and public are hereby notified by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission that a vacancy on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals will occur as a result of the retirement of Chief Judge Eric T. Washington, effective March 18, 2017.

The Commission invites qualified individuals to apply for this vacancy by 12 p.m. on Thursday February 23, 2017. See D.C. Code §§ 1-204.31, 1-204.33. Application materials, including instructions, are available on the Commission’s website at

All persons interested in applying for this judicial vacancy 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. Electronic copies/PDFs of application materials are no longer required. Please do not email application materials. 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 12 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017. Late, incomplete, or outdated application materials will not be considered.

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 March 27, 2017. 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 dc.jnc@dc.govIf 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.