The Council for Court Excellence recently held a public forum to provide an opportunity for the public to hear from the judges who applied to become chief judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. CCE board director Karen Evans and Partner at The Cochran Firm, D.C. served as moderator. The format included opening statements, moderator questions, audience questions, and closing remarks.
The Judicial Nomination Commission, which designates the chief judge, invited public comments as part of its selection process. The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law hosted the event that drew an audience of nearly 200. Thirteen other stakeholders co-sponsored the event, including the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers, two DC Bar sections, and several voluntary bar associations.