Associate Judge Geoffrey Alprin of the D.C. Superior Court will retire effective Jan. 29, 2010, ending a quarter-century career on the bench, according to a late Friday announcement from the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission.
The nomination commission will have 60 days from the vacancy to send the White House the names of three potential replacements. The commission wrote that, “in view of the current make-up of the court and anticipated needs in the future,” lawyers with a background in family law are “encouraged to apply.”
According the court’s web site, Alprin was named deputy presiding judge of the Family Division (now Family Court) in 1986 and served as presiding judge from 1990 to 1993.
He was appointed to the Superior Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Before that, he ran the criminal division of what was then called the D.C. Office of the Corporation Counsel.