District of Columbia Court of Appeals Judge Noël Kramer will retire on May 1, according to an announcement today from the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission.
Kramer wasn't immediately available for comment this afternoon, but her chambers confirmed that she is not leaving for another position. Kramer was appointed in 2005 to the appeals court and had previously served as a D.C. Superior Court judge since 1984. Before taking the bench, Kramer was an attorney with Wilmer Hale (at the time Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering) and also worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
The commission is seeking nominations to fill Kramer’s seat. Interested candidates must be an active member of the D.C. Bar and a Washington resident, and must have been practicing law in some capacity for the past five years. Applications are due May 6. A full copy of the announcement, which includes more details on eligibility and how to apply, can be found here (PDF).
For more information, interested attorneys can contact commission Executive Director Kim Whatley at 202-879-0478 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.