Written by National Association of Women Judges|July 22, 2020|News
The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission designated the Honorable Anita Josey-Herring to serve as Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She is currently serving a two-year term as District 4 Director (DC/MD/VA). The Commission noted that “some of the most serious concerns raised through the public comment process focused on: rules and procedures that undermine access to justice for litigants in the Court’s high-volume, predominantly pro se calendars; the safety of Superior Court staff and the public during the coronavirus pandemic; and the need to increase the sense of trust and confidence in the Court across all communities in the District. The Commission sees these concerns as among the highest priorities for the Court…” NAWJ is proud the Commission has entrusted its stewardship of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to Judge Josey-Herring.
Judge Josey-Herring has been an active member of NAWJ since joining in 2015, serving as a member of the planning committee for NAWJ’s annual meeting with the Congressional Women’s Caucus on Capitol Hill, and spearheading this spring’s “Becoming A Judge” outreach event.