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HBA-DC Holds Successful Event on Becoming a Judge

Tuesday, October 25, 2016  
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, HBA-DC and the HBA-DC Judicial Council hosted a panel discussion on Becoming a Judge on DC Superior Court and DC Court of Appeals.  At the event, judges and members of the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC) offered valuable information and advice regarding how to apply for a judicial vacancy, the nomination process, interaction with the White House, and the Senate confirmation process.  The panelists were: Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan (Judicial Nomination Commission Chair); Hon. Marisa Demeo (DC Superior Court); Hon. José M. López (DC Superior Court); Hon. Maribeth Raffinan (DC Superior Court); Hon. Darlene M. Soltys (DC Superior Court); and Woody N. Peterson, Esq. (JNC Commission Member).  JNC Executive Director Katherine L. Garrett served as moderator.  The event was co-sponsored by the Hispanic National Bar Association Region V and the LGBT Bar Association of DC. HBA-DC is thankful to all the speakers as well as Hana V. Vizcarra of the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. for hosting the event.

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