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D.C. Superior Court

February 23, 2024

Superior Court Authorizes Evident Charge to Access Juvenile Records

On February 22 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 24-02 authorizing Evident Charge to inspect, compile, and analyze juvenile case records to validate the Court Social Services Division’s intake risk-assessment instrument and develop a tool that will inform detention and release conditions.

Kirkland & Ellis associate Eric Tarosky, D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb

February 22, 2024

In Fireside Chat, AG Schwalb Offers Advice to Early Career Attorneys

By Jeremy Conrad

On February 20 approximately 70 attorneys joined D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb in a fireside chat about his career, his thoughts on the legal profession, and his reflections on serving as chief prosecutor of a jurisdiction that has unique assets and challenges.

Stephen Pollak

February 20, 2024

D.C. Bar Remembers Legal Legend Stephen Pollak

By John Murph

The D.C. Bar joins the legal community in mourning the loss of civil rights champion Stephen J. Pollak, former president of the Bar and who many considered the “godfather” of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. Pollak passed away on February 3 at age 95.

JNC Recommends Three Candidates for Court of Appeals Vacancy

February 09, 2024

JNC Recommends Three Candidates for Court of Appeals Vacancy

The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC) has recommended to President Biden three candidates for the judicial vacancy on the D.C. Court of Appeals created by the resignation of Judge Loren L. AliKhan last December. The president has 60 days to select a nominee for this vacancy.

D.C. Superior Court

February 05, 2024

Judicial Nomination Commission Announces Superior Court Vacancy

On February 5 the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission announced a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia resulting from the retirement of Judge Jennifer Anderson, effective March 22, 2024. The commission invites qualified individuals to apply for the vacancies by noon on March 21. Application materials and instructions are available on the JNC website. Please note that the application forms were recently revised.

D.C. Superior Court

February 05, 2024

Apply to the Superior Court’s Family Court Panels

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia seeks qualified attorneys to apply for its Family Court Panels, which represent low-income parties in several types of proceedings, including abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, mental health and mental habilitation, juvenile post-commitment, and special education.

D.C. Superior Court

February 01, 2024

Superior Court Extends Deadlines for Probate Fiduciary Panel Appointment

On January 31 the chief judge of D.C. Superior Court issued Administrative Order 24-01 modifying the deadlines for the Probate Fiduciary Panel application process as detailed in Order 23-25. The presiding judge of the Probate Division is now accepting applications through March 29, 2024, from qualified attorneys who seek a position on the panel.