Updated Aug. 23 at 7:23 a.m.
District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Joan Zeldon will retire in December after more than 20 years on the bench, according to an announcement today from the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission.
The commission is seeking applicants interested in filling Zeldon's seat to submit their information by Oct. 14.
Zeldon, who grew up in Washington, was appointed to the bench in 1990. After earning her law degree from New York University Law School, Zeldon worked as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York. She also spent time in private practice, working in the labor department of Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn in New York and Washington.
As a Superior Court judge, Zeldon previously served in the criminal division and family division, now known as Family Court. She is a commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
Zeldon was not immediately available for comment.
Applicants for the judicial vacancy must be a U.S. citizen, a member of the D.C. Bar and a Washington resident. Recommendation letters will be accepted through Nov. 14. The full announcement is available here (PDF).
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Judge Zeldon's current title.