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Superior Court Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring (left) with newly installed Judge Veronica M. Sanchez

January 18, 2023

D.C. Superior Court Welcomes Six New Judges

By John Murph

D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring swore in six new associate judges on January 17, a welcome development amid growing calls from city officials and those in the legal community for Congress to address the vacancy crisis at the court. With the new additions, the court still has seven unfilled seats, with an anticipated three more vacancies by mid-March.

D.C. Superior Court

January 12, 2023

JNC Seeks Comments on Candidates for Superior Court Appointment

The D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission is inviting comments from the bench, bar, and public regarding the qualifications of 21 candidates for pending vacancies on the D.C. Superior Court created by the retirement of Judges William W. Nooter and John M. Campbell.

D.C. Court of Appeals

December 22, 2022

Board on Professional Responsibility Approves Rules Amendments

On December 20, the D.C. Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility issued Administrative Order 2022-2 promulgating amended Board Rules 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 6.1, 7.17, 11.2, 11.9, 17.4(e), and 19.8(e). The new rules take effect January 19.

D.C. Court of Appeals

December 15, 2022

Bar Seeks Comment on Proposed Amendments to D.C. Rule 1.15

The D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend D.C. Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15(e) and related commentary. Comments are due by close of business on January 31, 2023.