District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission

District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission DC Judicial Nomination Commission is an independent, non-partisan Commission responsible for merit-based selection of DC judicial applicants.

The DC Judicial Nomination Commission is an independent, non-partisan Commission composed of seven members—two appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, two by the Board of Governors of the District of Columbia Bar (Unified), one by the Council of the District of Columbia, one by the President of the United States, and one judicial member appointed by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The JNC solicits and screens applicants for judicial vacancies on the DC Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. It forwards to the President of the United States the names of three highly qualified applicants for each vacancy. The President nominates one candidate from this list, subject to advice and consent by the Senate. JNC also selects the Chief Judges of each of the DC courts.

Mission: The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission solicits, screens, and recommends a panel of three candidates to the President of the United States for each judicial vacancy on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. From the panel of names recommended by the JNC, the President nominates a person for each vacancy and submits the name of the nominee to the United States Senate for confirmation. The JNC also appoints the Chief Judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Operating as usual

Address

515 5th St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20001

Judiciary Square Metro Station

General information

The DC Judicial Nomination Commission is an independent, non-partisan Commission. JNC solicits and screens applicants for judicial vacancies on the local District of Columbia courts. JNC recommends a list of three highly-qualified applicants for each vacancy to the President of the United States, who in turn nominates one candidate. JNC also selects the Chief Judges of the DC courts.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 879-0478

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