U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit: Notice of Committee Vacancies
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The court will be filling vacancies on its committees for three‐year terms that start on July 1, 2012. A member of the bar interested in being considered for an appointment should submit a resume by May 16, 2012, to Elizabeth H. Paret, Circuit Executive, at VacancyCommittee@cadc.uscourts.gov.
Advisory Committee on Admissions and Grievances: The committee assists the court with acting on applications for admission to the court's bar and acting on complaints of misconduct or neglect. The court may refer to the committee any accusation or suggestion of professional misconduct or neglect by any member of the bar of the court. The committee may conduct an investigation as the court deems advisable. In addition, the committee investigates and recommends action on problems that arise in connection with applications for admission to the bar of the court. The committee will have two vacancies.
Advisory Committee on Procedures: The committee studies the rules and internal operating procedures of the court and makes recommendations to the court. The three committee members whose first terms are expiring are eligible for reappointment. The committee will have at least three additional vacancies.
Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Committee: The committee annually examines the CJA panel to assure that it is current and that its members are qualified. The committee also reviews the operation and administration of the CJA panel over the preceding year and recommends to the court appropriate revisions to the appointment process and panel management. The committee vacancy is for an experienced criminal law practitioner who is on the CJA panel.
Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services: The Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services is responsible for reviewing and reporting to the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit on problems facing pro se litigants in the federal courts and the pro bono resources available to them. In addition, the committee manages the nominations process for the Daniel M. Gribbon Pro Bono Advocacy Award, and coordinates the annual "40 at 50: Judicial Pro Bono Recognition Breakfast”. Members of the bar interested in being considered for an appointment to the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services should submit a resume by May 16, 2012, to Elizabeth H. Paret, Circuit Executive, at VacancyCommittee@cadc.uscourts.gov.