Magistrate and administrative law judges made up the bulk of applicants vying to fill retiring District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Linda Davis' seat on the bench.
Seventeen local attorneys and judges applied for the vacancy, which was announced in April. The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission is accepting public comments on the applicants through July 6.
The list of applicants (PDF) includes 10 judges - six Superior Court magistrates and four administrative law judges - and seven attorneys in public and private practice.
The magistrate judges applying for Davis’ seat are Errol Arthur, Karen Howze, Noel Johnson, Aida Melendez, Lori Parker and Elizabeth Wingo. The administrative law judges include Claudia Crichlow, Sharon Goodie, Leslie Meek and Steven Wellner.
Three government attorneys applied: Maria Amato, general counsel for the District’s Department of Corrections; Robert Okun, chief of the special proceedings division of the U.S. attorney’s office; and Armando Rodriguez-Feo, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil division.
Covington & Burling associate Theodore Metzler Jr.; Crowll & Moring partner Jonathan Pittman; and Blair Tinkle, general counsel and congressional liaison for the National Association of Attorneys General, also applied.
More information on the applicants and how to submit comments is available here.