Washington Council of Lawyers, in partnership with the Council for Court Excellence and other local legal organizations, will be hosting “Meet the Next Chief Judge” on Tuesday, June 9, from 6:00-7:30 pm. This forum will be a chance for interested members of the public to hear from the three judges who have applied to become the new Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, following the retirement of the Honorable Robert E. Morin as Chief Judge this fall.
The D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission will select the next Chief Judge of the Superior Court from among the following judges, all of whom have applied for the position and have agreed to participate in the forum:
- The Honorable Anita Josey-Herring
- The Honorable Milton C. Lee, Jr.
- The Honorable Lynn Leibovitz
Don’t miss this valuable opportunity for members of the bar and community at large to learn more about the priorities and approaches of the Chief Judge applicants.
Learn more about the Chief Judge positions and these three candidates in this Washington Post article, read the candidates’ statements of interest for yourself, here. Then, submit your comments to the Judicial Nominations Commission for the District of Columbia, here, prior to the June 19 deadline.
Spread the word and follow the conversation on social media using #ChiefJudge2020.
We are proud to join the Council for Court Excellence in hosting this forum, along with our fellow co-sponsors:
- ACLU of DC
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association for the Greater Washington, DC Area (APABA-DC)
- Bar Association of the District of Columbia
- DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
- D.C. Bar
- DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers
- Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC)
- Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC)
- Washington Bar Association
- Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
The forum’s sponsors have agreed not to make endorsements until after the forum. Neither the Commission or the Court are involved in organizing the forum.