Updated at 1:49 p.m.
Retiring District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Joan Zeldon is looking to stay on the bench with senior status, according to the the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure.
The commission is reviewing Zeldon's request for a recommendation for appointment as a senior judge, as well as requests for reappointment from three other judges with senior status - District of Columbia Court of Appeals Judges John Kern III and Frank Nebeker, and Superior Court Judge Truman Morrison III.
The city’s Judicial Nomination Commission announced in August that Zeldon, who was appointed to the bench in 1990, would be retiring in December. That commission is accepting recommendations for applicants to fill her seat by Oct. 14.
The commission reviewing the reappointment requests is accepting comment on the judges through Nov. 3.
The chief judges will make a final decision on the reappointments and on Zeldon’s request for senior status.
Kern was appointed to the appeals court in 1964, and took senior status in 1984. Nebeker joined the city’s highest court in 1969 and took senior status in 1987. Morrison was appointed to Superior Court in 1979 and assumed senior status in 1999.
A previous version of this story misstated the deadline for submitting applications to fill Zeldon's seat.