The District of Columbia Superior Court is accepting applications to fill a magistrate judge vacancy.
Superior Court Magistrate Judge J. Dennis Doyle is expected to retire June 30. Applications for attorneys interested in filling his seat are due May 21, according to the job listing (PDF).
Doyle was appointed to the bench in 1980 by former Chief Judge H. Carl Moultrie as a hearing commissioner, the previous title for magistrate judges. Doyle served as the court's first presiding magistrate judge starting in late 2001.
Applicants must be active members of the D.C. Bar in good standing, and must have been actively practicing or teaching law for the past five years.
According to the announcement, the magistrate judge would earn a salary of $155,500.
A panel of lawyers and community members identifies and recommends applicants to the court. Chief Judge Lee Satterfield will be responsible for nominating and, with the approval of the other sitting judges, appointing the new magistrate judge.