Comments Sought on 37 Magistrate Judge Applicants
August 12, 2015
The Superior Court of the District of Columbia Committee on the Selection and Tenure of Magistrate Judges is inviting comments on 37 applicants for two pending magistrate judge vacancies on the court. The vacancies were created by the retirement of Magistrate Judges Diana Harris Epps and Michael J. McCarthy.
The applicants are:
|LaShanda Adams||Michele R. Lyons|
|Jeremy Alper||Andrew McGuire|
|Maria Amato||Herman Alexander Manuel|
|Clinton Beastrom||Wanda Martinez|
|Jonathan Bolls||Shana Frost Matini|
|Ezio Borchini||Elbert Maxwell|
|Rahkel Bouchet||Theodore (Jack) Metzler|
|Nata Brown||Shelly Mulkey|
|Kathleen Carey||Adav Noti|
|Dennis Chong||Caroline Swift Platt|
|Joel Davidson||Elliott Queen|
|Christine Davis||Michelle Sedgewick|
|Andrew James Doyle||Philip Skillman|
|Gwenlynn D'Souza||Curtis Staley|
|Chad Foster||Alessandro Terenzoni|
|Jennifer Hancock||Sherry Trafford|
|Teresa Howie||Vytas Vergeer|
|Jason Lederstein||Natalie Walker|
The committee is inviting comments on the fitness of the applicants for a magistrate judge position. Applicants are evaluated with respect to eight categories: judicial temperament, professional skills and abilities, ethics, commitment to diversity, leadership and communication skills, efficiency and organizational skills, writing skills, and community service.
Comments must be received no later than September 1.
All comments submitted to the committee are confidential and will not be released to the public or the applicant. The committee will not reveal the source of any comment discussed with an applicant absent written consent by the individual providing the comment.
For additional information, contact the committee chair, Judge Canan, at MagistrateJudgeCommittee@dcsc.gov.