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Judicial Nomination Commission

Total Public Members: 2

Method of Appointment: Mayoral Appointment

Number of Vacancies: 1

Length of Appointment: 6 years

Residency: Must be a District of Columbia resident

Paid Board: Non-paid

 

Description: The President shall nominate, from the list of persons recommended by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint all judges of the District of Columbia courts

Membership: There is established for the District of Columbia the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Commission"). The Commission shall consist of seven members selected in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b). Such members shall serve for terms of six years, except that the member selected in accordance with subsection (b)(4)(A) shall serve for five years; of the members first selected in accordance with subsection (b)(4)(B), one member shall serve for three years and one member shall serve for six years; of the members first selected in accordance with subsection (b)(4)(C), one member shall serve for a term of three years and one member shall serve for five years; the member first selected in accordance with subsection (b)(4)(D) shall serve for six years; and the member first appointed in accordance with subsection (b)(4)(E) shall serve for six years. In making the respective first appointments according to subsections (b)(4)(B) and (b)(4)(C), the Mayor and the Board of Governors of the unified District of Columbia Bar shall designate, at the time of such appointments, which member shall serve for the shorter term and which member shall serve for the longer term. (A) One member shall be appointed by the President of the United States. (B) Two members shall be appointed by the Board of Governors of the unified District of Columbia Bar, both of whom shall have been engaged in the practice of law in the District for at least five successive years preceding their appointment. (C) Two members shall be appointed by the Mayor, one of whom shall not be a lawyer. (D) One member shall be appointed by the Council, and shall not be a lawyer. (E) One member shall be appointed by the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and such member shall be an active or retired Federal judge serving in the District.

Qualifications: No person shall be appointed to the board unless the person --

(a) a citizen of the United States; (b) a bona fide resident of the District and has maintained an actual place of abode in the District for at least 90 days immediately prior to the appointment; and (c) is not a member, officer, or employee of the legislative branch or of an executive or military department or agency of the Untied States; is not an officer or employee of the judicial branch of the United States, or an officer or employee of the District of Columbia government (including its judicial branch).

 

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