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Deadline Extended for Judicial Vacancy on the D.C. Superior Court

April 28, 2017

D.C. Superior Court logoMembers of the bench, bar, 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 Judge Gregory E. Jackson, effective July 21, 2017. 

The deadline has been extended to 12 p.m. on June 22. See D.C. Code §§ 1-204.31, 1-204.33. Application materials, including instructions, are available on the Commission’s website.  

Please note that the Commission released a new JNC Form 21 Applicant Questionnaire in January 2017. All applications must be submitted using the new JNC Form 21. Individuals who submitted a new JNC Form 21 for a vacancy on a District of Columbia Court in 2017 may submit a short-form JNC Form 21A, with appropriate attachments. 

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. All application materials and correspondence shall be addressed to Katherine L. Garrett, Executive Director, Judicial Nomination Commission, 515 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, D.C.  20001. 

All application materials must be received no later than 12 p.m. on June 22, 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 Late, incomplete, or outdated application materials will not be considered.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 5 p.m. on July 20, 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 via emailIf 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’s website