The Council for Court Excellence works to improve the administration of justice in the local and federal courts and related agencies in the Washington metropolitan area. Formed in Washington, DC in January 1982, the Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie will convene an official public roundtable to consider “Civil Gideon” and expanding access to justice in the District of Columbia. The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law will host the roundtable.
The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission soon will select the next Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Commission invites comments from the public no later than June 9, 2016. CCE will hold a public forum to provide an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the judges seeking to become Chief Judge before submitting comments to the Commission.
Recently, CCE policy analyst Emily Tatro sat down with 2016 Justice Potter Steward Award recipient Tammy Seltzer, director of the DC Jail & Prison Advocacy Project (JPAP) for Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services (ULS). Emily, previously a legal fellow for JPAP, asked Tammy about her many years as a champion for people with disabilities.