A public defender and children's law attorney were recently appointed as magistrate judges in the District of Columbia Superior Court.
The court today announced the appointments of Renee Raymond and Sean Staples. They'll begin serving in January after finishing training.
Raymond joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia more than 20 years ago. She's currently a supervising attorney, and served as the organization's training director from 2006 to 2010. Raymond is also an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law.